The U.S. government can't borrow any more money...unless Congress raises the debt ceiling.
Washington D.C. hit the ceiling today at $14.3 trillion dollars.
The treasury department put a hold on spending -- including suspending contributions to federal workers' pension plans. The goal is to keep the government running until August, when lawmakers must to work out a plan that would raise the debt ceiling.
Both U.S. Senators from Kansas released statements on the national debt. Senator jerry Moran (R) says he's notified the President that he will not vote to raise the debt ceiling without a significant reduction in spending.
Senator Pat Roberts says he'll continue efforts on behalf of the people of Kansas to reign in wasteful spending and bring down the national debt.