Papers | September 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Sep 11, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Q&A: Gross Debt Versus Debt Held by the Public

On September 8, the federal government's gross debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time. This mark serves as an important reminder of the nation...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

We have updated this document. The most recent version is available here. It’s déjà vu all over again, again – Congress seems to be waiting until...
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Sep 5, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

This Q&A has been updated. See here for the latest version. One issue that must be addressed this month is the federal debt...