Government Debt

Government debt is the debt owed by the United States government, and is money borrowed through government securities and federal government agencies. U.S. public debt comes from debt held by the public and debt held by government accounts. This debt has a limit on the total amount of bonds that can be issued, known as the debt ceiling.

Documents on debt ceiling increases can be found in this collection as can speeches and hearings on or referring to the federal government debt. Economic reports of the president can also be found in this collection, which is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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Statements and Speeches of Alan Greenspan: February 19, 1993 - Testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Senate.

Statements and Speeches of Alan Greenspan: February 19, 1993 - Testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Senate.


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Statements and Speeches of Alan Greenspan

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For full Senate committee hearing report, see Federal Reserve's First Monetary Policy Report for 1993 (pdf 7.1M)

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Greenspan, Alan, 1926-, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Alan Greenspan: February 19, 1993, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/greenspan/Greenspan_19930219.pdf

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Date: 1993
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Greenspan, Alan, 1926-

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: October 24, 1973 - Public Debt Ceiling

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: October 24, 1973 - Public Debt Ceiling


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Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns

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Notes for speech before the House Ways and Means Committee, Markup Session on Debt Limit Bill

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: October 24, 1973, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/burns/Burns_19731024.pdf

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Date: 1973
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987

Statements and Speeches of Ben S. Bernanke: January 18, 2007 - Statement before the Senate Committee on the Budget

Statements and Speeches of Ben S. Bernanke: January 18, 2007 - Statement before the Senate Committee on the Budget


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Statements and Speeches of Ben S. Bernanke

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Before the Committee on the Budget, United States Senate

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Bernanke, Ben and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Ben S. Bernanke: January 18, 2007, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/bernanke/bernanke_20070118.pdf

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Date: 2007
Authors: Bernanke, Ben, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975 - Government deficits, monetary policy, and inflation

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975 - Government deficits, monetary policy, and inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Remarks before the summer workshop of the University of Wisonsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19750709.pdf

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Date: 1975
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 3, 1974 - How and why fiscal actions matter to a monetarist

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 3, 1974 - How and why fiscal actions matter to a monetarist


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech given at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 3, 1974, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19740503.pdf

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Date: 1974
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: October 7, 1935 - A few notes concerning the address of Marriner S. Eccles of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the meeting of the Robert Morris Associates on October 7, 1955 at French Lick, Indiana

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: October 7, 1935 - A few notes concerning the address of Marriner S. Eccles of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the meeting of the Robert Morris Associates on October 7, 1955 at French Lick, Indiana


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Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: October 7, 1935, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/Eccles_19351007.pdf

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Date: 1935
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 2, 1980 - Statement before the Subcommittee on Taxation and Debt Management of the Committee on Finance. United States Senate.

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 2, 1980 - Statement before the Subcommittee on Taxation and Debt Management of the Committee on Finance. United States Senate.


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Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Volcker, Paul A., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 2, 1980, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/volcker/Volcker_19800402.pdf

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Date: 1980
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Volcker, Paul A.

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 23, 1986 - Statement before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives.

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 23, 1986 - Statement before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives.


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Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Volcker, Paul A., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 23, 1986, accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/volcker/Volcker_19860423.pdf

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Date: 1986
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Volcker, Paul A.

Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents

Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents


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Submitted by Hugh Leach, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to the Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, 82nd Congress.

OCLC:
36795715

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Leach, Hugh and United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report. Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management, ([year]), Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=961

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Date: 1951
Authors: Leach, Hugh, United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report. Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management

Temporary Increase in Debt Ceiling: Executive Hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on Administration Proposal to Temporarily Increase the Debt Ceiling, June 15, 1961

Temporary Increase in Debt Ceiling: Executive Hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on Administration Proposal to Temporarily Increase the Debt Ceiling, June 15, 1961


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Executive hearing before the House Committee on Ways and Means on the Administration proposal to temporarily increase the debt ceiling.

OCLC:
9600759

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United States. Congress. House, ([year]), Temporary Increase in Debt Ceiling: Executive Hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on Administration Proposal to Temporarily Increase the Debt Ceiling, June 15, 1961, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=755

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Date: 1961
Authors: United States. Congress. House

Wealth, Public Debt, and Taxation: 1922

Wealth, Public Debt, and Taxation: 1922


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These publications are parts of the decennial report on wealth, public debt, and taxation. They were prepared under the direction of Starke M. Grogan, chief statistician, and Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce. The series includes comparative estimates from decennial censuses from 1850 to 1912.

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C 3.2:

OCLC:
4201440, 4201417, 4201354, 5631787, 4017903

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United States. Bureau of the Census, ([year]), Wealth, Public Debt, and Taxation: 1922, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 23, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=259

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Availability: 1924 to 1924
Authors: United States. Bureau of the Census