US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (seen on Tuesday) has called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling so that federal workers can be paid, as a second government shutdown looms. The US risks going into default otherwise, he said. Photo: EPA-EFE

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as second shutdown looms

With funding set to run out on February 8, the US government may have to default if the debt ceiling is not raised

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (seen on Tuesday) has called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling so that federal workers can be paid, as a second government shutdown looms. The US risks going into default otherwise, he said. Photo: EPA-EFE
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