The National Debt Clock

The rising national debt threatens economic growth and opportunities for future generations. Learn more — and get involved.

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What Are the Treasury’s “Extraordinary Measures”?

Here’s what the Treasury can do to keep the federal government from defaulting on its debts.

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Infographic: What Is the Debt Limit?

Learn the basics, as well as the implications for our economy and fiscal condition.

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76 Options to Reduce the Federal Deficit

Here are CBO's options to put us on a more sustainable fiscal path.

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8 Charts That Show Where We Are Now

These charts illustrate our fiscal and economic landscape as we head into the new year.

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Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key — it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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