Total Public Debt

USA Total Public Debt is the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the federal government. About two-thirds is debt held by the public. The government owes this to buyers of U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, including individuals, companies, and foreign governments. The remaining third is intra-governmental debt, where the Treasury owes this debt to its various departments who hold government account securities, such as the Social Security fund.

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