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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.

Treasury Applauds Launch of Cybersecurity Framework

By: Cyrus Amir-Mokri
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

​With the release of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework​, the Administration has taken an important step in securing our nation’s critical infrastructure.​
Posted in: Cybersecurity

Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Get Back to Work

By: Gene Sperling and Valerie Jarrett
Monday, February 10, 2014

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called attention to a stubborn legacy of the Great Recession that remains despite the progress we have made in creating new jobs: a historically high number of Americans who are ready and eager to work, but have found themselves among the ranks of the long-term unemployed.

Posted in: Jobs

Secretary Lew Sends Debt Limit Letter To Congress

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, February 07, 2014

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

At Bipartisan Policy Center, Secretary Lew Urges Quick Action on Debt Limit

By: Brandi Hoffine
Monday, February 03, 2014

Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered remarks today at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington where he discussed the urgent need for Congress to extend the nation's borrowing authority.
Posted in: Debt Limit

After State of the Union Secretary Lew Highlights Importance of U.S. Manufacturing and Workforce Training

By: Marissa Hopkins Secreto & Angie Martinez
Monday, February 03, 2014

As part of President Obama’s call for creating more high-tech manufacturing jobs in his State of the Union Address last week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew visited the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Prince George County, Virginia, on Friday.
Posted in: State of the Union

What Others Are Saying About myRA

By: E. Lance Williams
Friday, January 31, 2014

In the State of the Union, the President announced that he will use his executive authority to direct Treasury to create “myRA” – a new simple, safe, and affordable “starter” retirement savings account that will help millions of low- and middle-income Americans begin to save for retirement. Here’s what some people and organizations are saying about this unique new product.
Posted in: myRA

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
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