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President Obama Signs Presidential Memorandum Directing Treasury to Create myRA

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

​President ​Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Treasury to create “myRA” – a new simple, safe and affordable “starter” retirement savings account that will be initially offered through employers and will ultimately help low and moderate income Americans save for retirement.
Posted in: myRA

In Case You Missed It: Assistant Secretary Rutherford Discusses Floating Rate Notes on Bloomberg

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, January 24, 2014

​After the Treasury Department announced details of the first Floating Rate Note (FRN) auction yesterday, Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Matthew Rutherford appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the introduction of the first Treasury security in 17 years.​
Posted in: Debt Management

Treasury And Education Partner with Intuit To Raise Awareness of Affordable Student Loan Repayment Options

By: Jim Gatz
Friday, January 24, 2014

The collaboration announced today will encourage millions of users to explore their student loan repayment options, including checking eligibility for lower monthly student loan payments as they prepare their tax returns on Intuit’s TurboTax Online.​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

Secretary Lew Sends Debt Limit Letter To Congress

By: Brandi Hoffine
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today, Secretary Lew sent the following letter to Congress regarding the debt limit. 
Posted in: Debt Limit

Secretary Lew and Secretary Shinseki Help Homeless Veterans on MLK National Day of Service

By: Antonio White
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

​To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew participated in a “National Day of Service” at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, January 20.
Posted in: National Service

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew at the Council of Foreign Relations

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, January 17, 2014

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew participated in a discussion at the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, where he touched on the progress of our economic recovery, financial reform, developments in the global economy, and the importance of Congress extending the nation’s borrowing authority.
Posted in: Media Appearances

Legal Entity Identifier System Gains Global Momentum

By: Matthew Reed
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

As global acceptance continues to spread, governance for the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system advanced today. The LEI, like a bar code identifier for entities that engage in financial market transactions, promises to be a linchpin for making connections in the massive volumes of financial data that course through the international economy every day.​
Posted in: Office of Financial Research

In Case You Missed It: Assistant Secretary for Management Coloretti on ABC7’s Government Matters

By: Anthony Reyes
Monday, January 13, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Management Nani Coloretti yesterday appeared on ABC7’s Government Matters, a Washington, DC news program that covers technology developments and management trends within the federal government.
Posted in: Management and Budget

Treasury Ensures Fair Treatment for Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Under the Affordable Care Act

By: Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Friday, January 10, 2014

​Treasury is acting to ensure that emergency volunteer service is accorded appropriate treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted in: Tax Policy

Secretary Lew Advances Shared Economic Goals During Fourth Trip to Europe

By: Victoria Esser
Friday, January 10, 2014

The partnership between the United States and the European Union is essential to promoting financial stability, creating jobs, and driving economic growth here at home.  Secretary Lew’s trip this week represents Treasury’s continued efforts to further deepen our relationships with our European partners.
Posted in: International Affairs
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