Stories tagged: debt ceiling
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Budget deal ends crisis management
Compromise budget will give Congress two years to achieve real reforms, if it can.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 2:34 p.m.
Treasury moves up debt limit deadline to Nov. 3 and warns of default risk
The Treasury Department said Thursday that Congress must raise the debt limit by Nov. 3 or the federal government risks default.
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013, midnight
Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz’s mouth may doom Republicans
Two things are often said in this town: “A day is a year in politics.” And, “It’s all about 2014.” Combined, the two statements mean that much can happen between …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 6:50 a.m.
Gov’t reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown
WASHINGTON — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
Obama signs deal into law to end shutdown
WASHINGTON — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 1:27 p.m.
Obama: GOP ’grandstanding’ in budget battle
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government’s borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, midnight
Budget deal reachable, says Sen. Murray
The new leader of the U.S. Senate’s budget committee said Tuesday that Republican threats to shut down the government are irresponsible. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Seattle-area Democrat, said there …
Fri., July 22, 2011, 3:37 p.m.
Boehner withdraws from debt talks with Obama
President Barack Obama said this evening that House Speaker John Boehner was “walking away” from negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and avert financial catastrophe. Still, Obama said he …
Wed., April 27, 2011, midnight
Editorial: Lowering debt limit strengthens state budget
As legislators in Olympia pore over the operating budget for major cuts, there is one growing expenditure that makes their job tougher: debt service for state capital projects. While the …