debt ceiling


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  • noun

Synonyms for debt ceiling

the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity

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One Republican House member said the plan calls for lifting the debt ceiling for six weeks.
It was uncertain whether Democrats can muster the 60 votes they would need to push a debt ceiling bill, with no strings attached, through the Senate.
The last big confrontation over the debt ceiling, in August 2011, ended with an eleventh-hour agreement under pressure from shaken markets and warnings of an economic catastrophe if a default were allowed to happen.
The Debt Ceiling Spectre Represents a Larger Threat
The seeds of the debt ceiling fight are being sewn as you read this article.
Congress has raised the debt ceiling 78 times since 1960.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Tea Party supporters overwhelmingly disapprove of the agreement reached by President Obama and Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling, by a 68% to 22% margin.
He again warned that he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, aiming to pin the burden of an unprecedented default on Republicans.
The Executive Branch cannot grab this power just because it doesn't like the way Congress is handling the debt ceiling.
If no deal to raise the debt ceiling is reached by August 3, interest rates on United States Treasury bonds could spike, or they could remain stable, as investors decide they have other problems to worry about.
3tn debt ceiling will now be increased by up to $2.
President Barack Obama has signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011 to raise the federal debt ceiling just hours before the U.
HONG KONG, August 02, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Asian stock markets surged on Monday after US President Barack Obama said lawmakers had reached a last-minute deal that would raise the countrys debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default.
federal debt ceiling with next Tuesday's deadline looming, brokers said.
With time quickly running out to raise the US debt ceiling, the Obama administration is turning to biblical rhetoric to underscore the disastrous consequences if the United States defaults.