WASHINGTON, June 12 Washington can pay its bills
through at least early September under a current limit on
federal borrowing, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on
Monday, urging lawmakers to raise the debt limit soon.
"I am comfortable saying that we can fund the government
through the beginning of September," Mnuchin told lawmakers in a
hearing when asked how urgent it was to raise a limit on federal
borrowing. "If we don't raise this beforehand, I will be
providing updated numbers based upon how revenues come in."
(Reporting by Jason Lange and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Paul