Much Ado About Debt : The NPR Politics Podcast Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Congress the United States would reach the statutory debt limit — commonly known as the debt ceiling — on Jan. 19. As Congress & the Treasury work to find ways to avoid financial chaos, what potential solutions are available?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political correspondents Danielle Kurtzleben & Susan Davis.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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Much Ado About Debt

Much Ado About Debt

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Peterson Foundation billboard displaying the national debt is pictured on K Street on February 08, 2022 in downtown Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peterson Foundation) Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peters hide caption

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Peterson Foundation billboard displaying the national debt is pictured on K Street on February 08, 2022 in downtown Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peterson Foundation)

Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peters

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Congress the United States would reach the statutory debt limit — commonly known as the debt ceiling — on Jan. 19. As Congress & the Treasury work to find ways to avoid financial chaos, what potential solutions are available?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political correspondents Danielle Kurtzleben & Susan Davis.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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