Lew Urged by Senator Hatch to Release Emergency Debt Plan

  • Hatch proposes greater transparency in debt-contingency plans
  • GOP, Obama administration at odds over prioritizing payments

Republicans are stepping up demands to the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve for more transparency on debt-management plans during a crisis, as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch called Secretary Jacob J. Lew “less than forthcoming” in congressional testimony on the issue.

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