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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’s Increasing Focus on Student Loans

By: Adam Hodge
Monday, December 22, 2014

​The Treasury Department is increasingly focused on student loans and improving outcomes for borrowers, given the role student loans have on the federal government’s finances and the strength of the American economy.  In three sets of remarks this year, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin highlighted the recent growth in outstanding student loans, the potential impact this may have on the economy, and the need to continue driving improvements in the servicing and collections of these loans for the benefit of borrowers.
Posted in: Student Loans

A Review of Treasury’s Efforts to Combat Corruption on World Anti-Corruption Day

By: David S. Cohen
Tuesday, December 09, 2014

​​December 9th marks World Anti-Corruption Day, a day that draws attention to the ongoing threat of corruption and to the many ways we are working to combat it.
Posted in: Category 1

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s First Speech at Treasury, Focused on the Global Economy and Treasury’s International Agenda

By: Robert Sockin
Friday, December 05, 2014

​​This week, at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution, Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets delivered his first speech in his role at the Treasury Department. In his remarks, Under Secretary Sheets discussed challenges facing the global economy and outlined the Office of International Affairs’s core policy agenda to achieve strong, sustainable, and balanced economic growth in the coming years.
Posted in: International Affairs; Nathan Sheets

Tour the U.S. Treasury with Your Smart Phone

By: Richard Cote
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

​A trip down Pennsylvania Avenue is a must-do for the thousands visitors that come to nation’s capital on a daily basis. The avenue is home to some of the capital’s key landmarks, including the U.S. Treasury Department building. To make the Treasury Department building even more accessible to the public, particularly for visitors who don’t have time for a formal tour, today we are announcing the launch of a new mobile website that provides a virtual tour of the Treasury Department building via your smart phone and tablet. 
Posted in: History

Assistant Secretary Lago at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Forum on Promoting Growth and Development in Central Amer

By: Matthew Mohlenkamp
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Last week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted the forum, “Investing in Central America: Opening Up Opportunities for Growth,” which continued an ongoing dialogue about spurring growth and opportunity in Central America, and addressing the root causes of the increase in emigration of Central American children to the United States.  This conference followed President Obama’s meeting this summer with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – countries that are together known as the “Northern Triangle.”  
Posted in: Category 1

Coverage of Secretary Lew’s Remarks on the Global Economy Ahead of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit

By: Holly Shulman
Thursday, November 13, 2014

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew visited Seattle, Washington, in advance of his trip to Brisbane, Australia for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit.   During his visit, Secretary Lew met with students at the University of Washington as well as local government officials and business and community leaders.  Following these meetings, Secretary Lew delivered remarks before the World Affairs Council of Seattle, focused on taking steps now to build a stronger global economy and create the conditions for shared prosperity.
Posted in: Category 1

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew’s Remarks at the World Affairs Council of Seattle on Building a Stronger Global Economy

By: Holly Shulman
Thursday, November 13, 2014

​Ahead of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit, Secretary Lew delivered remarks before the World Affairs Council of Seattle, focusing on the state of the global economy and efforts to create conditions for improving growth and prosperity worldwide.
Posted in: Category 1

BEP and U.S. Mint Tap into Veteran Workforce with Hiring Initiative

By: Rosie Rios
Monday, November 10, 2014

​At the U.S. Treasury Department, we understand the importance of hiring men and women who serve our country, and we are committed to ensuring that our heroes have opportunities when they return home. Veterans have proven skills and experience from their service that makes them valuable additions to the federal workforce. Veterans’ daily contributions have been especially valuable at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), where veterans make up nearly 30 percent of the workforce, and the United States Mint, where veterans make up more than 35 percent of the workforce. 

Posted in: BEP, Mint

Secretary Lew’s Trip to Africa to Advance Economic Opportunities

By: Victoria Esser
Monday, November 03, 2014

​This week, Secretary Lew concluded a trip to Africa, visiting Egypt, Tanzania, and South Africa for meetings with senior government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and others in the region.
Posted in: Trip to Africa

Addressing Obstacles in the Workforce Facing Women and Families

By: Jennifer Hunt
Friday, October 31, 2014

​Women play a critical role in our economy — they receive more than half of all bachelor’s and graduate degrees, they make up nearly half of our workforce, and they are increasingly taking on the role of breadwinner for their families.

Posted in: Economic Policy
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