The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

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This report discusses how the total debt of the federal government can increase, an historical overview of debt limits, and how the current economic slowdown has led to higher deficits and thereby a series of debt limit increases, as well as legislation related to these increases.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 16, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Austin, D. Andrew

Analyst in Economic Policy

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Levit, Mindy R.

Analyst in Public Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: May 16, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report discusses how the total debt of the federal government can increase, an historical overview of debt limits, and how the current economic slowdown has led to higher deficits and thereby a series of debt limit increases, as well as legislation related to these increases.

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30 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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