Treasury stops G Fund payments

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner notified congressional leaders Tuesday that the government is suspending payments into the Federal Thrift Savings Plan's $158.52 billion Government Securities Investment Fund, known as the G Fund.

“By reason of the statutory debt limit, I will be unable to invest fully” in the G Fund, Mr. Geithner wrote in a letter addressed to Senate and House leaders involved in the federal debt ceiling debate.

“Both my predecessors and I have taken this suspension action during previous debt limit impasses. By law, the G Fund will be made whole once the debt limit is increased. Federal retirees and employees will be unaffected by this action,” Mr. Geithner wrote.