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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 Participates in Latin America Financial Action Task Force Meetings Focused on Combatting Illicit Finance

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, July 17, 2015

​Last week, the Latin America Financial Action Task Force, or GAFILAT – a coalition of sixteen countries – met in San Jose, Costa Rica to further strengthen cooperation against money laundering and terrorist financing.  GAFILAT is focused on combatting illicit financial activity, and its progress toward that goal will directly impact the broader security and prosperity of the region.  Given the strong ties between the U.S. financial system and Latin American economies, targeting financial crime is a shared effort for the United States.​
Posted in: Illicit Finance

Update on the ACA and Tax Filing Season

By: Mark J. Mazur
Friday, July 17, 2015

In an effort to be as transparent as possible and in response to Congressional inquiries, IRS reported some preliminary tax filing data related to the ACA.
Posted in: Affordable Care Act; Internal Revenue Service

BEP Hosts Open House on the New $10 Bill

By: Clare Kim
Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing hosted an open house on Wedne​sday about the new $10 redesign effort which will feature a notable woman as the portrait and revolve around the theme of democracy.
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; Currency; The New $10

The CFPB Turns Four

By: Rob Friedlander
Thursday, July 16, 2015

​July 21 is not just the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, it is also the fourth anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted in: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Treasury Seeks Public Comments on Marketplace Lending

By: Antonio Weiss
Thursday, July 16, 2015

As we seek to make sure the benefits of our continuing economic recovery reach all Americans, it is important that more consumers and small businesses have broad access to safe and affordable credit. That is why Treasury is releasing a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register on expanding access to credit for small businesses and consumers through online marketplace lending.


Posted in: Marketplace Lending

Liberia: Transitioning to Economic Recovery from Ebola

By: Marisa Lago
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

​​I had the privilege to recently visit Liberia to see firsthand how they are containing Ebola, to emphasize the United States’ commitment to Liberia’s economic development, and to highlight the important role of the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), and IMF in supporting Liberia’s economic recovery.  Although Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9, sadly it has reported recent deaths and new cases.  Nevertheless, the heroic response to Ebola is a testament to the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; the determination of the Liberian people, communities, and health workers; and the strong support of the United States and international partners.  

Posted in: International Affairs

Transparency: Five Years after the Dodd-Frank Act

By: Rob Friedlander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

​Wall Street Reform recognized that markets require transparency to work properly.  It has helped to re-align incentives so that markets work for everyone through reforms to derivatives and securitization markets, hedge fund reporting requirements, and executive compensation as well as the creation of the Office of Financial Research.
Posted in: Dodd-Frank

Financial Stability: Five Years After the Dodd-Frank Act

By: Rob Friedlander
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

​In July 2010, Congress responded to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression by passing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Five years later, these reforms have resulted in a financial system that is both stronger and safer than before the crisis.
Posted in: Dodd-Frank

Global development - and global team work - are key to humanity's prosperity

By: Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Luis Videgaray Caso and Sufian Ahmed
Monday, July 13, 2015

More and more people have safe drinking water, economic security and better health. We must keep moving forward.
Posted in: Financing for Development

Treasury’s Continued Work to Promote Retirement Security

By: J. Mark Iwry
Monday, July 13, 2015

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging underscores the importance of retirement security and saving. To help American families achieve greater retirement security, the U.S. Treasury Department continues working to strengthen and improve our private pension system.
Posted in: Retirement Security; myRA
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