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Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Jan 2, 2014 06:02 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Income Tax Refunds Could be Affected by Possible Debt Ceiling Battle

With the Treasury once again forecast to bump up against its statutory debt ceiling in February or March, there is growing concern that unless congressional Republicans again agree to raise the ceiling, Treasury may be unable to issue income tax refunds in a timely fashion. This concern appears to be well-founded: some Republicans have said the limit should not be raised unless they are given policy concessions.

Traditionally, Treasury's need ...

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