On Jan. 19, 2023, the United States government reached its $31.4 trillion borrowing limit, which was signed into law (P.L. 117-73) by President Joe Biden on Dec. 16, 2021.

 

Last week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote to congressional leadership notifying them of the impending issue.

 

Yellen noted that once the limit is reached, the Treasury Department will need to take “certain extraordinary measures” to prevent a default on its obligations. However, the Treasury Department estimates that these measures may only carry the government through early June.

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