Tag Archives: debt ceiling

Congress Plays Kick the Can

Was that so hard? Finally, the shutdown is over. Until…

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CR We Go Again?

Baseball, football, soccer, back to school … and high season for funding-related policy debates in the nation’s capital.  With all of the debate and drama this summer around whether (and under what conditions) the federal government’s debt ceiling should be…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Aug. 1

Now that some of the dust has settled on the debt limit negotiations and the basic framework has been announced, we can start looking at what impacts it could have down the road. With significant cuts in the final agreement,…

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Debt Deal Passes House, Senate, Heads to President

Whether you love it, hate it or are just plain sick of hearing about it, a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling seems to be within sight of Congress and the White House.  The partisan kicking, scratching and biting…

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Eleventh-Hour Debt Deal Reached

So it’s d-day, and by that I mean debt deal day. Leaders in the two political parties hammered out a deal over the weekend to avert the default on the country’s debt that would have occurred tomorrow if Congress failed…

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Roundup Reel: Week of July 25

As much as I’d love to talk about something — anything — other than the debt ceiling debate, it’s unavoidable. There’s too much at stake and too many funding streams that could be impacted for us to ignore the ongoing…

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Wondering Where We’d Be Without All the Distractions

About every guy I know has it happen every so often. He’s discussing important business details with a buddy, mind focused on the key points he intends to make. Then an attractive female walks by, he pauses to glance, and…

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3 Policy Trends and Why You Should Care

Mention the word “policy,” and you’ll start to see eyes glaze over and hear snoring.  (In fact, that’s a great trick for getting yourself out of most unwanted conversations — just try it sometime.  Unless you’re in D.C., of course,…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Debt Limit and Budget Talks Continue as Groups Highlight Risks

(This story is excerpted from the June 6 Local/State Funding Report.) Spending and deficit reduction talks continued throughout May, with Congress taking a series of symbolic votes on budget proposals that have already been dismissed as dead on arrival.

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U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling; Congressional Battle Looms on Limit

“Today, the United States has reached the statutory debt limit.” That’s not really the sentence that you want to read with your Monday morning coffee, but today, that was the introductory sentence in the letter that Congress received from Treasury…

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