Started Apr 28, 2017 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Sep 08, 2017 06:59AM UTC (3 months ago)

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Will the U.S. federal debt ceiling be raised or suspended before 1 December 2017?

The U.S. debt ceiling has been raised. This question closed as "Yes", with an end date of 8 September 2017.

On 15 March 2017, the U.S. government's suspension of the debt limit expired (USA Today). Since then, the U.S. Treasury has undertaken "extraordinary measures" to prevent default (CNBC). The Congressional Budget Office estimates that these measures will enable the Treasury to service U.S. debt into the fall (CBO).

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