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U.S. Mint-Produced Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously Awarded to the Victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

By: Rosie Rios
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

​September 15, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic deaths of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley in Birmingham, Alabama. To commemorate their lives, the four girls with will be awarded with the Congressional Gold Medal, which along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is considered one of the highest civilian honors bestowed in the United States.
Posted in: U.S. Mint

Promoting Great Cooperation: The New Sub-Saharan Africa Public-Private Sector Dialogue

By: Jennifer Fowler
Monday, September 09, 2013

​We at Treasury have worked closely with our counterparts at Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Government of Namibia, and the Eastern and Southern Africa AML Group (ESAAMLG) to develop a forum to bring together representatives of the public and private sectors from Africa and around the globe to discuss the challenges of implementing effective regimes for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in the rapidly developing economies of sub-Saharan Africa.​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Assistant Secretary Lago to Highlight Importance of Open Investment, Role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS)

By: Holly Shulman
Friday, September 06, 2013

​Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development Marisa Lago will participate in several engagements with U.S. and Chinese business leaders over the next few months, both in the United States and in China, to build understanding of the CFIUS process.
Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Issues Proposed RESTORE Act Regulation, Opens 60-Day Comment Period

By: Dick Gregg
Thursday, September 05, 2013

​Building on our continuing work to implement the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States (RESTORE) Act, Treasury announced today a new proposed regulation governing the expenditure of funds to restore the Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Posted in: RESTORE Act

Treasury Tax Ruling Recognizing All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Garners Widespread Support

By: Betsy Bourassa
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

​Last week marked a critical milestone for legally married same-sex couples nationwide.  In a ruling that implemented the Supreme Court’s June decision invalidating a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Treasury and the IRS announced that all legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. 
Posted in: Tax Policy

A Preview of Treasury’s Participation at the G-20 Summit

By: Lael Brainard
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This week, when President Obama goes to St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit, the dominant economic priority will be to ensure that the global economy is strong so we can continue to create jobs at home. 
Posted in: International Affairs

Higher Education, the President’s Initiatives, and the American Dream - in Three Charts

By: Wesley Yin
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In the 21st Century, a college degree plays an increasingly pivotal role in helping families achieve the American Dream – getting a job, earning a decent living, and climbing the economic ladder from where their parents were.​
Posted in: Economic Policy

High School Debaters from the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues Visit Treasury

By: Victoria Suarez-Palomo
Thursday, August 29, 2013

​Earlier this week, a group of high school students representing debate teams from across the country met with Secretary Lew during a visit to Washington, D.C. ​
Posted in: Secretary Lew

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew Talks Debt Limit on CNBC

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew appeared on CNBC to speak about the need for Congress to meet its responsibility to the nation by extending Treasury’s borrowing authority as soon as possible.
Posted in: Media Appearances

Five Questions with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

By: Anthony Reyes
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

​Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Leonardo Martinez-Dias sat down for an interview about his International Affairs office's work and engagement in the region.
Posted in: International Affairs
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