Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Treasury has informed lawmakers an approximately $2 trillion rise in the federal debt limit will be needed to ensure the government can keep borrowing through the 2012 presidential election.

The Obama administration has repeatedly asserted that it is up to the U.S. Congress to decide by how much the current $14.3 trillion debt limit will be raised.

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