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Jack Lew Debt Ceiling

Congress Is Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage Again -- And That's Still Scary

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

The United States will reach its legal debt limit on Nov. 3 if Congress does not act to increase it. What would the dangers be, in that scenario? It d...

Debt-Default Crisis 2015: Raise, and Then Raze, the Debt Ceiling (Part 1)

Victor Williams | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Victor Williams

At the stroke of midnight, March 16, 2015, the debt ceiling was again breached. The Treasury Department has begun "extraordinary measures" to forestall the certain default. Jack Lew must rob Peter to pay Paul.

Luke Johnson

Here Is The New Deadline For The Debt Ceiling | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department does not have confidence that it will be able to pay the nation's bills after Feb. 27 without an increase in the...

Bachmann: This Is Not 'The Time To Fight' The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

As the House GOP stands divided on how to reach a debt ceiling deal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) looks to be among the Republicans against picking...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: GOP Would Be 'Crazy' To Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned Republicans Friday not to pursue another debt ceiling showdown, standing by his position that he won't neg...

Luke Johnson

Treasury Sends Debt Ceiling Warning | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned House Speaker John Boehner Thursday that the federal government will reach its debt limit sometime in...

Lew: Default Could Cause 'Irrevocable Damage'

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress Thursday of "irrevocable damage" that an un...

Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe: Bondholders Sue Jack Lew

Victor Williams | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Williams

We now have days not weeks to avoid a debt default. If Congress dishonors its "plighted faith," individual litigants will have no choice but to sue.

Treasury Secretary: GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy Is 'Reckless'

Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Republicans in Congress are "playing with fire" and that there is "no option" available for the president if they ref...

Treasury Secretary Issues Debt Limit Warning: GOP 'Playing WIth Fire'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew blasted Congress on Sunday morning for "playing with fire" as the nation hurtles toward the federal debt ceiling. The U...

Luke Johnson

Treasury Issues Warning On Debt Ceiling | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department began using "final extraordinary measures" Tuesday in anticipation of the country's statutory debt limit being r...

Luke Johnson

Treasury Makes New Warning On Debt Ceiling | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt ceiling will be reached Oct. 17 and the Department of the Treasury will have less cash on hand than it previously estimated, sa...

Treasury Pick Faces Big Problems

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget...

Lew for Treasury: Some Questions From the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The job of treasury secretary is arguably the most important one the president will fill in his second term. It's certainly the choice that will most affect the American people's daily lives, future hopes, and aspirations.