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    RUNAWAY: Congress Adds $3 Trillion to Debt

    03/01/2006

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling this month. According to Treasury, the total debt held by the public combined with intra-governmental holdings, or securities held by government accounts, stood at $8.27 trillion as of the end of February. The federal debt has increased $3 trillion since 2002.