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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.
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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

Treasury Provides New Quarterly Reporting on the Hardest Hit Fund

By: Erin Quinn, Hardest Hit Fund Program Director
Thursday, October 17, 2013

​This week, Treasury will publish for the first time a Quarterly Performance Summary (Summary) for the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF). This program provided $7.6 billion to 18 states and the District of Columbia to develop locally tailored programs to assist struggling homeowners in their communities.
Posted in: Housing Finance

Report on Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship

By: Sabrina Siddiqui
Thursday, October 03, 2013

The report states that a default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, and U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, potentially resulting in a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.
Posted in: Debt Limit

Secretary Lew Sends Debt Limit Letter to Congress

By: Brandi Hoffine
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Posted in: Debt Limit

Treasury's Lapse in Appropriations Contingency Plan

By: Nani Coloretti
Friday, September 27, 2013

​As Congress continues to consider a spending bill for the upcoming fiscal year, many Americans are understandably concerned about federal services and how a potential shutdown might affect them.  Today, as part of our efforts to provide clear information about Treasury functions and services if Congress does not reach a funding agreement, we are releasing our updated contingency plans for the Department and its bureaus.
Posted in: Management and Budget
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