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Congressional Study Group: Why the Debt Ceiling Matters

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:00pm

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Join the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as we welcome Rep. John Yarmuth and Prof. Michael Dorf moderated by Rep. Steve Israel, director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, Cornell University, former U.S. Representative (D-NY).

Congress has just agreed to a short term extension of the debt ceiling through December - postponing but not resolving the latest crisis. According to the Department of the Treasury, failing to increase the debt limit would have catastrophic economic consequences. It would cause the government to default on legal obligations and unprecedented events in American history. This congressional study group will bring together the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a Cornell faculty expert, providing enlightening insight on the politics, law, and economic dynamics surrounding the debt ceiling.

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs is a non-partisan institute dedicated to elevating public discourse and stimulating civic engagement.

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Emily Anderson


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This event is open to current members of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and the Cornell community. Non-Members may be considered based on availability.

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