in the article - "We continue to attract investors, - - ", the second part of the sentence tell the story. Call it arm-twisting. The Assistant Treasury warns if the Debt ceiling is not raised by Congress then - The auction room (of Treasury Bonds) will go dark with what she said are unthinkable economic consequences.
The threat to buyers & sellers, = Interest has to stay "On".
Ticks, Trick$ & Traps - http://www.usDebtClock.org/
Hitmen Confess - https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dn7Fzm1hEiDQ
Misinformed finds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpROEzHEtOI