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WASHINGTON WEEK

From the Vault: 2011 Debt Ceiling Debate

  • Aired: 10/09/2013
  • 09:31
  • Rating: NR
We look back in the Washington Week Vault to the last fight to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 when a deal was reached just 2 days before U.S. borrowing authority lapsed. The deal included significant cuts in spending, but the cantankerous debate resulted in the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.
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Washington Week looks into its vault to July 29, 2011 for the last debt limit fight.
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