Wyoming Lawmakers Offer Explanations For Low Revenues And High Debt

The nation’s treasury secretary initially thought lawmakers wouldn’t have to raise the debt ceiling until October or November, but White House officials have moved that deadline to early September. That’s because projected federal revenues are way down, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a wonky think tank that tries to avoid the partisan tit-for-tat that’s come to mark contemporary politics.

That nonpartisan analysis doesn’t sit well with Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi who chairs the Budget Committee. Enzi usually doesn’t stop to talk to reporters in the Capitol’s halls but he did when confronted with that analysis.