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Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

Date: May 18, 2011
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.; Brass, Clinton T. & Nicola, Thomas J.
Description: The gross federal debt, which represents the federal government's total outstanding debt, consists of two types of debt: (1) debt held by the public and (2) debt held in government accounts, also known as intragovernmental debt. Federal government borrowing increases for two primary reasons: (1) budget deficits and (2) investments of any federal government account surpluses in Treasury securities, as required by law. Nearly all of this debt is subject to the statutory limit. The federal debt limit currently stands at $14,294 billion.
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Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.; Brass, Clinton T.; Nicola, Thomas J. & Shelton, Alison M.
Description: This report examines the possibility of the federal government reaching its statutory debt limit and not raising it, with a particular focus on government operations. First, the report explains the nature of the federal government's debt, the processes associated with federal borrowing, and historical events that may influence prospective actions. It also includes an analysis of what could happen if the federal government may no longer issue debt, has exhausted alternative sources of cash, and, therefore, depends on incoming receipts or other sources of funds to provide any cash needed to liquidate federal obligations. Finally this report lays out considerations for increasing the debt limit under current policy and what impact fiscal policy could have on the debt limit going forward.
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Reading Instruction: New Federal Initiatives

Reading Instruction: New Federal Initiatives

Date: June 29, 1998
Creator: Riddle, Wayne C
Description: None
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The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications

The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications

Date: September 8, 1987
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications

The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications

Date: September 8, 1987
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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Real Earnings, Health Insurance and Pension Coverage, and the Distribution of Earnings, 1979-2009

Real Earnings, Health Insurance and Pension Coverage, and the Distribution of Earnings, 1979-2009

Date: July 6, 2011
Creator: Mayer, Gerald
Description: This report analyzes the real weekly earnings from 1979 to 2009 of U.S. workers, including worker pay and fringe benefits, such as employer contributions for health insurance or to a retirement plan.
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Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Date: December 15, 2005
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: None
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Reallocation of Water Storage at Federal Water Projects for Municipal and Industrial Water Supply

Reallocation of Water Storage at Federal Water Projects for Municipal and Industrial Water Supply

Date: October 31, 2012
Creator: Brougher, Cynthia & Carter, Nicole T.
Description: Report that analyzes the legal and policy issues associated with reallocation of water under the Water Supply Act of 1958 (WSA) and industrial (M&I) water supply use at Lake Lanier as an example.
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A Reappraisal of Foreign Investment Policy

A Reappraisal of Foreign Investment Policy

Date: February 8, 1994
Creator: Reifman, Alfred
Description: The rise of the multinational corporation and the increased flow of capital across national borders have raised anew the question of how to treat foreign direct investment, both inward and outward. The U.S. government and, increasingly, other governments advocate that, with some exceptions, economic policies should be neutral in the treatment of investment, foreign and domestic, inward and outward. This report discusses the changing view of foreign investment, both nationally and internationally.
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Reauthorization of SNAP and Other Nutrition Programs in the Next Farm Bill: Issues for the 113th Congress

Reauthorization of SNAP and Other Nutrition Programs in the Next Farm Bill: Issues for the 113th Congress

Date: December 10, 2013
Creator: Alison Aussenberg, Randy
Description: This report discusses the Nutrition Title (Title IV) of the pending farm bills and elaborates on the most controversial issues and differences between Senate and House proposals. Policies that are not necessarily controversial but are complex are also included in this report.
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