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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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Working to Achieve Better Outcomes for Student Loan Borrowers

By: David Lebryk
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Obama Administration is committed to improving all aspects of the federal student loan program for borrowers, from applying for a loan through the loan’s repayment. As part of that commitment, Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service initiated a joint pilot program with the U.S. Department of Education for the collection of a small sample of defaulted federal student loans.
Posted in: Student Loans

Assistant Secretary Glaser’s Trip to London Shines a Spotlight on Efforts to Counter ISIL’s Finances

By: Betsy Bourassa
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser traveled to London for conversations with senior government officials and policymakers on ISIL specifically, and terrorist financing issues more broadly.
Posted in: ISIL Financing

New Proposals to Include Youth in Nation’s Workforce and Financial System

By: Amias Gerety
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Treasury will work with the Department of Labor to help young workers in jobs programs get connected to safe and affordable financial products, so that they can use their earnings to start building savings and gain money management skills that are critical for their future.
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

Secretary Lew Sends Letter to Congress on Puerto Rico

By: Dan Watson
Friday, January 15, 2016

​Secretary Lew sent a letter to Congress regarding Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
Posted in: Puerto Rico

Financial Inclusion Forum: What We Heard

By: Melissa Koide and Alexia Latortue
Monday, January 11, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently hosted a two-day Financial Inclusion Forum that brought together government, nonprofit, and private sector executives to discuss financial inclusion.
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

A testament to the important financial ties between the U.S. and Central America

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, December 04, 2015

In a testament to the important financial ties between the United States and the countries of Central America, Treasury and the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Panama hosted this public-private dialogue to discuss a wide array of issues related to correspondent banking, including trends, challenges, expectations, and implementation practices.
Posted in: Central America

The Iran Deal and Sanctions

By: Betsy Bourassa
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We are currently in an important preparatory phase of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as Iran, the EU, and the P5+1 move to implement key commitments.
Posted in: Iran

Covered Agreement 101: Five Questions with FIO Director Michael McRaith

By: Michael McRaith
Friday, November 20, 2015

​Today, Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the intention to negotiate a “covered agreement” with the European Union (EU).  ​
Posted in: Covered Agreement

Help Treasury Reinvent USAspending.gov

By: David Lebryk
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Today the U.S. Treasury Department and the Center for Open Data Enterprise co-hosted an open data roundtable meeting to explore opportunities to increase public access and the usability of federal spending data.​
Posted in: DATA Act

The Administration’s Roadmap for Puerto Rico: Diverse Voices Supporting a Balanced Proposal

By: Daniel Watson
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Puerto Rico and the 3.5 million Americans living there are in the midst of an economic and fiscal crisis. The Administration has worked extensively with Puerto Rican officials to find solutions to the Commonwealth’s fiscal crisis, bringing the full capabilities of the Executive branch to bear in providing assistance to speed Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. 
Posted in: Puerto Rico
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