Message to the Congress Certifying the Public Debt Limit Increase
To the Congress of the United States:
Pursuant to section 3101A(a)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, I hereby certify that the debt subject to limit is within $100,000,000,000 of the limit in 31 U.S.C. 3101(b) and that further borrowing is required to meet existing commitments.
The White House,
August 2, 2011.
Barack Obama, Message to the Congress Certifying the Public Debt Limit Increase Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/290798