Hearing on the Debt Limit

Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:30pm
Location: 
1100 Longworth House Office Building

Focus Of The Hearing:
This hearing will examine the history of the debt limit, how past Congresses and Presidents have negotiated and raised the limit, and whether the Constitution provides options to the Executive Branch when the debt limit is reached.  

Opening Statements

Levin Opening Statement at Hearing on Debt Ceiling

Mr. Lee Casey Partner, Baker Hostetler
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, the Bipartisan Policy Center
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. J.D. Foster
Norman B. Ture Senior Fellow in the Economics of Fiscal Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. Simon Johnson, Ph.D.
Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

 

113th Congress