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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 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

The Freedman’s Savings Bank: A Historic Place in the Financial Empowerment of African Americans

By: Monique Nelson
Friday, February 21, 2014

​Few know that the Treasury Annex on Pennsylvania Avenue was built on the site of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, more popularly known as the Freedman’s Savings Bank, which played a notable role in African American history during Reconstruction.
Posted in: Office of the Curator

Secretary Lew Visits the San Francisco Mint

By: Jana Prewitt
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Secretary Lew visited the United States Mint in San Francisco while in California Wednesday. Speaking to employees there, the Secretary praised the operation, noting that the facility “is impressive in terms of people and technology” and that “coins made by the Mint are universal, touching everyone and are symbolic of the strength of our economy.”​
Posted in: United States Mint

A Look At What They’re Saying About myRA Across the Country

By: Brandi Hoffine
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Take a look at what newspaper editorial boards and financial columnists across the country are saying about the myRA retirement program.
Posted in: myRA

In The News: An Hour with Secretary Lew on The Charlie Rose Show

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, February 14, 2014

​Earlier this week, Secretary Lew sat down with Charlie Rose for a wide-ranging, hour-long television interview in which they discussed the state of the U.S. and global economy. 
Posted in: Secretary Lew

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
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