U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin says U.S. to hit debt limit in late summer

May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling as soon as possible, saying the U.S. government was expected to exhaust its borrowing authority around late summer.

“I haven’t given an exact date, but I would say it’s late summer,” Mnuchin told a hearing of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, when asked about the timing of the potential crisis.

“I share your concern. I would urge Congress to raise the debt ceiling as soon as possible,” Mnuchin said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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