debt limit


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Synonyms for debt limit

the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity

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Release date- 02082019 - Congress Increases Debt Limit for Chapter 12 Bankruptcies.
Mnuchin has urged congressional leaders to raise the debt limit before the vacation.
Credit risks are minimal due to Texas Constitutional debt limits and strong debt service coverage (pro forma debt service coverage based on the fiscal 2018 AUF distribution to UTS is about 4.0x).
McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have played down the possibility of a government shutdown resulting from a failure to approve a spending bill by the end of September, or a default resulting from a failure to increase the debt limit by mid-October.
The CBO noted that without an increase in the debt limit, the Treasury "would probably have sufficient cash to make its payments through October or November."
won't be able to borrow more money after the end of February, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told lawmakers this week, heightening the urgency around negotiating a new debt limit measure.
WASHINGTON Wed Feb 12, 2014(Reuters) - The House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama's demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions.
12 ( ANI ): The US House of Representatives has passed an increase in the government's debt limit.
A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats will continue to insist that any debt limit legislation omit add-ons, even bipartisan proposals like repealing military pension cuts.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has urged Congress to act quickly to raise the debt limit, saying "at some point very soon," probably by month's end, he'll run out of delaying strategies, and the nation could default for the first time ever on some of its debt.
Extraordinary measures begun by the Treasury to remain under the debt limit "are likely to be exhausted in less than three weeks," Lew said on Friday in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican.
Rising debt levels, along with continued differences in views of fiscal policy, led to a series of contentious debt limit episodes in recent years.
Merpati has twice breached its maximum debt limit allowed by Pertamina and now owes around IDR165 billion rupiah (USD$13.5 million), the oil and gas company said in a statement.
A debt limit was instituted with the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917, and Congress has raised the cap more than seventy times since 1962.