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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.

Treasurer Rios Hits the Road to Talk New 10

By: Kristin Thompson
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Last week, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios took to the road to start asking the American people who they think best represents democracy and should be featured on the new $10 note. 
Posted in: Category 1

Reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank: A Prerequisite to Limiting the Role of Government in Financing Exports

By: Nathan Sheets
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

​Last week, Treasury hosted the economic track of the U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).  The S&ED gave Secretary Lew and me, along with other senior officials from across the U.S. government, an opportunity to advance U.S. priorities on a range of economic issues with our Chinese counterparts.​
Posted in: International Affairs

Continuing to Combat Terrorists and Financial Criminals: The U.S. National Money Laundering Risk Assessment and National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, June 12, 2015

​This afternoon, Treasury published the U.S. National Money Laundering Risk Assessment and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment.  Given the breadth of issues covered and the significance of these reports, we’d like to take this opportunity to contextualize our efforts, and help readers understand how we expect others to use these national risk assessments.
Posted in: National Money Laundering Risk Assessment

White House Issues Treasury’s 2014 Sustainability Scorecard

By: Brodi Fontenot
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released the annual Strategic Sustainability and Energy Scorecards for federal agencies, including the U.S. Treasury Department. ​
Posted in: Council on Environmental Quality

Additional Details Regarding Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Nonbank Designations Process

By: Patrick Pinschmidt
Monday, June 08, 2015

​The Financial Stability Oversight Council has released guidance that provides additional details on these calculations. This information will allow companies to better understand the Council’s calculations in Stage 1 and provide the public with greater insight regarding the Council’s work.
Posted in: Financial Stability Oversight Council

New Members to the Community Development Advisory Board

By: Dan Cruz
Thursday, May 21, 2015

This week, the Community Development Advisory Board (Advisory Board) convened a public meeting at Treasury. Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered opening remarks and swore in two new members. The Advisory Board provides advice to the Director of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) on the policies and activities of the CDFI Fund.
Posted in: CDFI Fund

Better data, Better decisions, Better government

By: David Mader and David Lebryk
Friday, May 08, 2015

A year ago, Congress passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, or the DATA Act. Since then, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) have engaged with the communities that create and use this data and taken important first steps towards creating a more data driven government, and making federal data more transparent and available to the American people. Today marks the beginning of the next phase of implementation of the DATA Act.

Posted in: DATA Act

Administration Officials Join Baltimore Students to Discuss Opportunities

By: Louisa Quittman
Friday, May 08, 2015

Many young people in communities like Baltimore’s west side need opportunities to achieve their goals and contribute to the vitality and strength of their communities. We must consider what we can do on a variety of fronts to ensure that we can address economic disparities, especially those facing young people. 
Posted in: Financial Capability

Retirement Savings Made Easy for Small Business at Glen’s Garden Market

By: Dan Watson
Thursday, May 07, 2015

​​To mark National Small Business Week, Secretary Lew visited Glen's Garden Market in Washington, DC to thank a local small business owner for making myRA available to her employees. myRA has no fees, no required minimum contributions and no risk of losing money. ​
Posted in: myRA

The Importance of Women in Our Economy: Maintaining Progress and Removing Barriers

By: Jennifer Hunt
Friday, May 01, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S Treasury Department and the White House Council on Women and Girls held the fifth Women in Finance Symposium. This event brings together experts from the public and private sectors to discuss economic issues and the role of women as corporate leaders in the financial community, with a goal of inspiring the next generation of women and girls who may consider finance as a future career.
Posted in: Category 1
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