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Debt ceiling hits as national debt reaches $17.3 trillion

Created on February 10, 2014

Debt ceiling hits as national debt reaches $17.3 trillion

Article ID: debt-limit-17-trillion

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Read the original report, "The Debt Ceiling Returns as National Debt Reaches $17.3 Trillion."

Since Congress first rendered the debt limit inoperative by suspension in January 2013, the national debt grew by nearly $900 billion. About $600 billion of this increase occurred since the lasat debt limit suspension in October 2013.

Sources: U.S. Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tags: debt-ceiling, debt-limit, national-debt, suspended, treasury-department