debt ceiling

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Synonyms for debt ceiling

the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity

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The idea of having the President increase the debt ceiling, subject to a vote of congressional disapproval, was originally proposed by then-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2012.
It's not as though it was much better before September 8, however, as the debt ceiling has been sitting comfortably at approximately $19.
debt ceiling receded after President Barack Obama embraced a $3.
5 trillion cut and would lift the debt ceiling with a series of symbolic votes that would allow Obama to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Echoing resistance to raising the nation's debt ceiling among the public at large, 53% of Americans who say they are following the issue very closely in the news want their member of Congress to vote against raising the debt limit, while 37% urge a vote in favor.
If the Republicans' threats were credible, any news that increased the likelihood of a problem with the debt ceiling would send Treasury bond prices down and yields up.
Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Reid said it was his understanding that the House would take up a debt ceiling bill later this week, allowing the Senate time to consider it next week in time to beat a Nov.
The GDN reported yesterday that Bahrain's national accounts hang in the balance after parliament voted overwhelmingly to veto a decision to raise the country's debt ceiling from BD5bn to BD7bn.
Secretary Lew's Friday letter advising Congress to raise the debt ceiling is the second one he has sent to Capitol Hill in the past month.
NEW HAVEN: The world just dodged a bullet on the US debt ceiling.
To our dismay, the debt ceiling odyssey continues with the fiscal deal recently passed by Congress.
Senate majority leader Henry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnel announced a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling of $16.
Concurrently, Congress was in the midst of an ugly debate regarding the debt ceiling and I drew parallels between the two in an editorial published on August A, 2011, entitled: On the brink.
Three Democratic senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would permanently allow Congress to disapprove debt ceiling increases, instead of approving them.
Dow Jones/London Europe's benchmark stock index extended gains into a sixth straight day yesterday helped by an upbeat earnings report from Nestle, while investors also digested a deal in the US to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a possible default.