Treasury’s Yellen Says US Could Default As Soon As June 1st

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has notified Congress that the U.S. could default on its debt as early as June 1, if legislators do not raise or suspend the nation’s borrowing authority before then and avert what could potentially become a global financial crisis.

In a letter Monday to House and Senate leaders, Yellen urged congressional leaders “to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by acting as soon as possible” to address the $31.4 trillion limit on its legal borrowing authority.

She added that it is impossible to predict with certainty the exact date of when the U.S. will run out of cash.

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