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.

A Comparison between the College Scorecard and Mobility Report Cards

By: Adam Looney
Thursday, January 19, 2017

In 2015, the Department of Education launched the College Scorecard, a vast database of student outcomes at specific colleges and universities developed from a variety of administrative data sources. The Scorecard provides the most comprehensive and accurate information available on the post-enrollment outcomes of students, like whether they get a job, the rate at which they repay their loans, and how much they earn.
Posted in: College Scorecard

The Economic Security of American Households

By: Karen Dynan
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today, the Office of Economic Policy at the Treasury Department released the fourth in a series of briefs exploring the economic security of American households.​
Posted in: Economic Policy

Secretary Lew Sends Letter to 115th Congress on Puerto Rico

By: Dan Watson
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Secretary Lew sent the following letter today to the Puerto Rico Congressional Task Force regarding Puerto Rico's fiscal and economic crisis.
Posted in: Puerto Rico

2016 Financial Report of the U.S. Government

By: Margaret Mulkerrin
Thursday, January 12, 2017

​Today, Treasury released the 2016 US Financial Report, which can be found here:
Posted in: 2016 US Financial Report

Unveiling the Future of Liberty

By: Rhett Jeppson
Thursday, January 12, 2017

We have chosen “Remembering our Past, Embracing the Future” as the Mint’s theme for our 225th Anniversary year. ​
Posted in: Currency

One in Five 2014 Marketplace Consumers was a Small Business Owner or Self-Employed

By: Adam Looney and Kathryn Martin
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Today, Treasury released a report with new data on sources of health insurance coverage for small business owners and self-employed workers. These data show that the Affordable Care Act (ACA’s) Health Insurance Marketplaces are playing an especially crucial role in providing health coverage to entrepreneurs and other independent workers.​ 
Posted in: Affordable Care Act

The Economic Security of Older Women

By: Karen Dynan
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

​Today, the Office of Economic Policy at the Treasury Department released the fourth in a series of briefs exploring the economic security of American households. This brief focuses on the economic security of older women. In this brief, we ask: Are older women at greater risk of poverty or being unable to manage their expenses than other populations?
Posted in: Economic Policy

Harnessing the Power of Financial Data

By: Christina Ho and Dorrice Roth
Friday, January 06, 2017

Today we have an opportunity to create a more data-driven government that empowers our leaders to make more strategic decisions and provide the public with greater access and insight on how taxpayer money is spent.
Posted in: DATA Act

Treasury Secretary Lew's Exit Memo: Eight Years of Progress at Treasury and a Look to the Future of American Financial Prosperity

By: Margaret Mulkerrin
Thursday, January 05, 2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has authored a departure memorandum that recounts the progress and work of the U.S. Department of the Treasury over the last eight years. The memo then outlines Secretary Lew’s visions and goals for the future of the Treasury Department. The Secretary closes his departure memorandum with personal reflections on the importance of bipartisan cooperation, his optimism about America’s future, and his hope that future policymakers will take careful stock of the successes of this Administration as they consider the next steps forward.
Posted in: Transition

Importance of Infrastructure Investment for Spurring Growth

By: Monique Rollins and Ankur Datta
Friday, December 30, 2016

Infrastructure investment is critical to America’s continued economic success.  Our nation must expand and modernize its infrastructure across various sectors to help ensure that the United States continues to provide businesses, both large and small, an environment where they can successfully grow and operate. Indeed, research has shown that well designed investments in infrastructure can increase long-term economic growth, productivity, and land values, while also providing significant positive spillovers to areas such as economic development, energy efficiency, public health and manufacturing. Improving our nation’s infrastructure will not only create economic opportunity for millions of Americans, but also improve their fundamental quality of life. 
Posted in: Infrastructure
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