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Treasury's official blog, featuring blog posts from Treasury's senior officials and staff sharing news, announcements and information about the work done at the Treasury Department.

TARP’s Bank Programs: A Success Story

By: Timothy Bowler
Thursday, July 10, 2014

​Last week’s repayment by Popular, Inc. marked a significant step in the successful wind down of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) – a key part of Treasury’s response to the financial crisis.​
Posted in: Category 1

Legal Entity Identifier System Turns a Corner

By: Matthew Reed
Thursday, July 03, 2014

​​In the past week, the global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system crossed the threshold to move from a start-up initiative to an operational, steady state.
Posted in: Office of Financial Research

More Than $835 Million SSBCI Funds are Supporting Small Businesses Nationwide

By: Jessica Milano
Thursday, July 03, 2014

​Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department continues to help existing and new businesses access the capital they need to expand their operations and hire new workers.​
Posted in: State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

CDFI Fund Achievements and Impact Highlighted in 2013 Year in Review

By: Dennis Nolan, Acting Director of the CDFI Fund
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

​The Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today released its annual report, the ”2013 Year in Review,” which provides an overview of just how much has been accomplished and how wide-reaching and impactful the CDFI Fund’s programs are. 
Posted in: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

Online Resources on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

By: Erin Donar
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

​Yesterday, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) went into effect with broad international support. 
Posted in: Tax Policy

Treasury’s Work To Help Homeowners Marches On

By: Adam Hodge & Maya Newman
Monday, June 30, 2014

​Yesterday, Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced new efforts to assist struggling and prospective homeowners and provide more affordable options for renters, while speaking at the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Fifth Anniversary Summit held at Treasury.​
Posted in: Housing Finance


By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, June 27, 2014

​​In April 2013, the White House announced that the President chose to contribute a portion of his salary back to the U.S. Treasury due to the sequester. Last June, in response to public requests, the Treasury Department posted images of the President’s checks to the Treasury General Fund along with internal processing information. Today, the Treasury Department is posting​ the remainder of those checks and related processing information.
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Fearless Historic Leaders Honored at Congressional Medal Ceremonies

By: Treasurer Rosie Rios
Friday, June 27, 2014

​On Tuesday, Congress awarded medals posthumously to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and to Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday. The United States Mint strikes and designs every Congressional Gold Medal, which are the highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions bestowed by Congress.​
Posted in: United States Mint

Five Questions with Dr. Michael Stegman on the Private Label Securities Mortgage Market

By: Adam Hodge
Thursday, June 26, 2014

​Today Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced a new Treasury-led effort to help jump-start the private label securities (PLS) mortgage market. To begin this initiative, Treasury is requesting input from the public on what could be done to encourage a well-functioning PLS market.  

Posted in: Housing Finance

Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance Supports Growing Economies Across Latin America

By: Larry McDonald
Thursday, June 26, 2014

My recent visit to Colombia and Peru highlighted the important work that U.S. Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is doing with two of the most vibrant economies in Latin America to help build capacity in public financial management and promote economic growth and stability in the region. 
Posted in: International Affairs
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