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Roughly how much public debt does the United States currently have?

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The U.S. Government has actually been in debt since the country was founded in 1776.

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Bureau of the Fiscal Service

It takes a lot of money to keep the U.S. Government running and a good deal of it is borrowed money. That’s where we come in. Our job is to borrow the money needed to operate the federal government and account for that debt.

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  • Debt to the Penny.  Find out the total public debt outstanding on a  specific day or days. Learn More...
  • What Are  Bonds?  Learn about Treasury bills, notes, bonds, TIPS and  savings bonds.  Learn More
  • History of U.S. Debt  Travel back in time and explore the history of the U.S.  Public Debt. Learn  More
 

Savings Bonds are a safe and easy way to invest and save for the future! - Alexander Hamilton