U.S. Debt Nears $20 Trillion

In 2016, the U.S. debt reached levels never before seen in American history. Of this debt, $5.4 trillion was held by the government, including the Social Security trust fund, while a staggering $14.2 trillion was debt held by the public.

Additional Sources:

Congressional Budget Office

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Date Produced: February 1, 2017

Source: White House

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