The Treasury Department estimates that the nation will hit the ceiling by May 16 and that emergency measures can delay a default until early July. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reiterated Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that “the risk would be catastrophic” and that he was confident that Congress would vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.