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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.

Common Questions on FSOC’s Nonbank Financial Company Designations

By: Suzanne Elio
Friday, September 26, 2014

​Among the authorities granted to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, one of its most frequently discussed is its ability to designate nonbank financial companies for heightened supervision – namely, enhanced prudential standards and consolidated oversight by the Federal Reserve. This authority, which was created under Section 113 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is an important tool that allows the Council to address threats that certain large, complex, interconnected nonbank financial companies could pose to financial stability.
Posted in: FSOC

Secretary Lew Commemorates AmeriCorps Anniversary

By: Anthony Reyes
Monday, September 15, 2014

​Twenty years ago, Secretary Lew was serving as a Special Assistant to President Clinton and General Counsel of the Office of National Service when he was charged with creating and implementing a new federal initiative that would inspire young Americans to give back to their country through community service. ​
Posted in: AmeriCorps

Treasury Makes 98 Percent of Monthly Benefit Payments via Safe, Reliable Electronic Channels.

By: David A. Lebryk
Friday, September 12, 2014

​Each year, the Treasury Department disburses billions of payments, including payments to federal benefit recipients.  Millions of Americans rely on these payments, often for the most basic of needs like housing, food, and medical expenses. 
Posted in: Bureau of Fiscal Service

Infrastructure investment summit begins to chart course toward mobilizing private capital

By: Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since his first day in office, President Obama has understood the importance of rolling back this infrastructure deficit, and investing in transportation has been a cornerstone of his economic policies.
Posted in: Infrastructure Investment

Combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s Access to Financing

By: David S. Cohen
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

​Tonight, President Obama will outline a comprehensive strategy to degrade, dismantle and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As part of this strategy, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will intensify our efforts to undermine ISIL’s finances.
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Treasury Launches the U.S. Currency Reader Program to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denote Currency

By: Treasurer Rosie Rios
Thursday, August 28, 2014

​The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is taking a number of steps to introduce technologies and features to make our nation’s paper currency more accessible to all individuals. ​
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

A Brief History of U.S. Government, Currency, 1861 – Present: Part 2

By: Dr. Franklin Noll
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

​Currency in circulation has become much simpler, consisting of one type for each denomination up to $100; however the actual notes themselves have become more complicated.
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving nad Printing.

A Brief History of U.S. Government Currency, 1861-Present: Part 1

By: Dr. Franklin Noll
Monday, August 25, 2014

​The federal government began issuing its own currencies during the Civil War as it tried to meet funding and money circulation emergencies.
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Treasury Office of Technical Assistance Has Small Program, Big Impact

By: Larry McDonald
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For more than 20 years, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) has helped developing and transitional countries build their capacity to manage government finances more effectively; deliver essential public services; and grow their economies. 
Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew Highlights Importance of Open Capital Markets for Investment in African Economies

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, August 07, 2014

This week, President Obama hosted the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, presenting an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.​
Posted in: International Affairs
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