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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.

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

Secretary Lew Voices Support for the Export-Import Bank

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

​The Administration is committed to making sure that American businesses have better access to the 95 percent of the world’s consumers who live beyond our shores. By continuing to support the Ex-Im Bank, we are helping thousands of businesses sell more of their products and services overseas and helping them create jobs here at home. ​
Posted in: Export-Import Bank

The U.S. - Brazil Economic Relationship: World Cup Edition

By: Michael Kaplan
Friday, June 20, 2014

​With everyone’s eyes on Brazil during the 2014 World Cup Games, this is a great moment to highlight the ongoing economic cooperation between the United States and the country that is the second largest economy in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh largest economy in the world.
Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew Makes First Trip To The Middle East as Treasury Secretary

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Secretary Jacob J. Lew made his first visit to the Middle East as Treasury Secretary this week to continue Treasury’s engagement with international partners and allies in the region. 
Posted in: International Affairs

President Obama Highlights Manufacturing Investments in Local Communities

By: Jessica Milano
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

​In support of the actions outlined by the President, the Treasury Department’s New Markets Tax Credit Program is providing local community development entities with tax credits that they can use to finance manufacturing, as well as other economic development projects, in low-income communities.  ​
Posted in: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Secretary Lew Lays Out Vision for America’s Potential

By: Stephanie Ma
Friday, June 13, 2014

​On Wednesday, Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered remarks and participated in a moderated conversation on the U.S. economy at The Economic Club of New York. 
Posted in: Secretary Lew

The Economics of Fatherhood and Work

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, June 13, 2014

​As the country celebrates Father’s Day this Sunday, Treasury is sharing the Council of Economic Advisers' (CEA) recent report on the “Economics of Fatherhood and Work.” The study provides insight into the evolving role of working dads in today’s economy and workplace policies needed to help parents balance the competing demands of work and caregiving.
Posted in: Economic Policy

Community Revitalization Efforts Receive $3.5 Billion in Tax Credits

By: Amias Gerety
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Community investment is at the forefront of our nation’s economic recovery. The Treasury Department last week awarded the 11th round of tax credit allocation authority to 87 organizations through the New Markets Tax Credit Program to help communities reach their economic development goals. These organizations are headquartered in 32 different states and the District of Columbia, and they serve low-income rural and urban communities across the country.  

Posted in: CDFI
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