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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.

Market Participants Welcome News of First Floating Rate Note Auction

By: Brandi Hoffine
Thursday, November 07, 2013

As part of the November Quarterly Refunding, Treasury announced yesterday that it would hold the first Floating Rate Note (FRN) auction on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  The initial FRN auction will mark the introduction of the first new Treasury security in more than 17 years. 
Posted in: Quarterly Refunding

Treasury Promotes U.S. Economy and Foreign Investment at SelectUSA Summit

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

​Secretary Lew spoke to 1,200 business leaders from nearly 60 countries last week while attending the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, hosted by the Department of Commerce in Washington. Joining the President and other Administration officials in the two-day conference, Secretary Lew pointed out in remarks that “the United States welcomes investment from around the world from every type of enterprise and in all sectors,” and that “we are committed to maintaining the most open and transparent investment environment.”
Posted in: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

A Look Inside 1500 Penn Through New Photo Collection

By: Richard Cote
Thursday, October 31, 2013

​This week, the Treasury Department’s Office of the Curator launched a new Flickr account to give the public a unique insight into the building’s historical artwork, architecture, and artifacts. 
Posted in: Office of the Curator

Five Questions with Dr. Michael Stegman

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, October 31, 2013

​​Earlier this week, Michael Stegman, the Counselor to the Secretary for Housing Finance Policy participated in a panel discussion hosted by POLITICO Pro about the ongoing efforts to reform the housing finance system.  As part of the next installment of “Five Questions,” we asked Dr. Stegman where the housing market stands today and how the housing finance sector should be reformed.
Posted in: Housing Finance

Treasury On Frontlines Of Cybersecurity

By: Brandi Hoffine
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to an end, here is some of the work Treasury has been pursuing to help the financial sector strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure.
Posted in: Cybersecurity

Secretary Lew: Affordable Higher Education is ‘Extremely Important’ to our Economy

By: Melissa Koide
Thursday, October 24, 2013

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew delivered remarks at a public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) focused on higher education decision-making.  Joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray, and Acting Treasury Deputy Secretary Mary Miller, the discussion centered on one of the clearest ways to grow and strengthen the middle class: expanding access to higher education. 
Posted in: Financial Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Lending Fund Participants Increase Small Business Lending By More Than $10 Billion

By: ​Matt Bevens
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

​Today’s quarterly report is the first to show lending increasing by more than $10 billion, resulting in an estimated 46,800 additional loans to small businesses.​​
Posted in: Small Business

Lew In The News: Secretary on Meet The Press and in the International New York Times

By: Anthony Reyes
Monday, October 21, 2013

​Secretary Lew appeared on NBC's Meet The Press yesterday​ and wrote an op-ed printed in today's International New York Times
Posted in: Media Appearances

Tune In Sunday: Secretary Lew on NBC's Meet The Press

By: Stephanie Ma
Friday, October 18, 2013

​This Sunday, Secretary Lew will appear on NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory.
Posted in: Media Appearances

Secretary Lew Expresses Appreciation to Treasury Employees

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, October 17, 2013

​Secretary Lew today thanked Treasury employees for their patience during the government shutdown, commitment to public service and dedication to Treasury’s mission to help make our country stronger.
Posted in: Secretary Lew
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