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Title

  • Main Title Legislative Procedures for Adjusting the Public Debt Limit: A Brief Overview

Creator

  • Author: Heniff, Bill, Jr.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2015-08-06

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report discusses the procedure for adjusting the public debt limit. Nearly all of the outstanding debt of the federal government is subject to a statutory limit, which is set forth as a dollar limitation in 31 U.S.C. 3101(b). From time to time, Congress considers and passes legislation to adjust or suspend this limit.
  • Physical Description: 12 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Budgets
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Public debt
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Debt limit
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Legislative procedure
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Congress

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RS21519
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS21519_2015Aug06
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc743341