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Secretary Lew Embarks on Trip to Brazil and Mexico to Highlight Strong Partnerships and Economic Importance of Latin America

By: Holly Shulman
Monday, March 17, 2014

Secretary Jacob J. Lew starts his trip today to Brazil and Mexico, presenting a critical opportunity to build on the strong and mutually beneficial economic relationships that we have with our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere.
Posted in: International Affairs

Myth vs. Fact: Why IMF Quota and Governance Reforms are Urgently Needed

By: Natalie Wyeth Earnest
Friday, March 14, 2014

Here are the facts on why IMF reform needs to happen as soon as possible.
Posted in: International Monetary Fund

Sarah Bloom Raskin Sworn in as Deputy Secretary

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, March 14, 2014

​Secretary Jacob J. Lew swore in Treasury’s new Deputy Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin, at a private ceremony in his office this morning. 
Posted in: Deputy Secretary

HAMP Rate Reset: Just the Facts

By: Mark McArdle, Chief of the Homeownership Preservation Office
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

​The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has set new standards for mortgage assistance in the housing industry. Many private sector modifications now look a lot like HAMP modifications, with over four million homeowners in private sector modifications benefiting from the framework of the HAMP program. Below are answers to questions about how the HAMP rate reset will impact homeowners in the program.  
Posted in: Homeownership Preservation

Making Home Affordable Five Years Later

By: Mark McArdle, Chief of the Homeownership Preservation Office
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Since the launch of Making Home Affordable (MHA) in 2009, Treasury has worked diligently to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure and stabilize the nation’s housing market.
Posted in: Making Home Affordable

The Importance of IMF Reforms to Support Ukraine

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, March 06, 2014

As the crisis in Ukraine ensues, Secretary Jacob J. Lew has stressed the important role the United States has in providing economic support for the Ukrainian government, together with our international partners. 
Posted in: International Monetary Fund

SSBCI Reaches New Heights for Small Businesses as President Obama Proposes an Extension

By: Matt Bevens
Thursday, March 06, 2014

​The results of the innovative SSBCI funding model – along with the success of the program through last quarter – help explain why President Obama proposed an extension of SSBCI and an additional $1.5 billion in funding in his FY 2015 budget this week​. 
Posted in: State Small Business Credit Initiative

Budget Day

By: Anthony Reyes
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Earlier today, President Obama sent to Congress his budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Treasury also released its budget and the Greenbook, an explanation of the Administration's revenue proposals for Fiscal Year 2015. 
Posted in: Budget Day

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission: Working to Promote Saving and Enhance Financial Capability

By: Stephen Deane
Friday, February 28, 2014

​February 2014 has been an active month for the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)
Posted in: Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Treasury Hosts The Morton Meetings In Honor of Black History Month

By: E. Lance Williams
Friday, February 28, 2014

​T​reasury closed out Black History Month this week by hosting the first "Morton Meetings," an event focused on financial empowerment and supporting access to capital for all, including African Americans. 
Posted in: Black History Month
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