September 30, 2014

Freshmen Face Early Test on Debt

November 3, 2010
Congress.org

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Soon after they take office, Congress will face a vote on raising the federal debt limit. It's a perennial move that the party in power has to make to keep the government from defaulting...

"It is going to be a very potentially explosive time when the debt limit comes up," said Robert Bixby, [executive director] of the Concord Coalition, a deficit-reduction advocacy group.