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Treasury Brings Greater Clarity to the Credit Rating Process

By: Michael Stegman
Thursday, February 05, 2015

​One of President Obama’s key housing principles is to put private capital at the center of the housing finance system.  To help advance that goal, Secretary Lew announced that Treasury would launch a Private Label Securities (PLS) initiative in June 2014 to help restart a responsible, sustainable, non-government guaranteed mortgage market. 
Posted in: Housing

Budget Release

By: Erin Donar and Adam Hodge
Monday, February 02, 2015

Earlier today, President Obama sent to Congress his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Treasury also released the Greenbook, an explanation of the Administration's revenue proposals for Fiscal Year 2016. 
Posted in: Budget

The President’s Proposals to Cut Taxes for Over 44 Million Families

By: Adam Looney
Thursday, January 29, 2015

​In last week’s State of the Union address, the President announced new proposals to reduce taxes on working families and to offset the cost by eliminating inefficient tax breaks that primarily benefit high-income taxpayers. In the President’s plan, individual tax cuts would help boost the paychecks of middle-class and working families, reduce the burden of child care costs while parents work, and help cover the cost of college and retirement.


Posted in: Tax

Secretary Lew Visits a Boston VITA Center

By: Macey Matthews
Friday, January 23, 2015

​Secretary Jacob J. Lew visited the Central Office of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) to see firsthand the work they are doing to help the community prepare for the upcoming tax season. ABCD is a long-time partner of the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Grant Program, which enables select sites to offer free tax help to low-income individuals who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.
Posted in: Tax Season

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew’s Remarks on the State of the Economy and Business Tax Reform

By: Macey Matthews
Friday, January 23, 2015

The morning after the President’s State of the Union address, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered remarks at The Brookings Institution on the state of the U.S. economy and the need to reform our business tax system.
Posted in: Business Tax Reform

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Marks a Day of Service to Others

By: Dan Cruz
Monday, January 19, 2015

​Secretary Jacob J. Lew and more than 600 volunteers today joined City Year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy with a Day of Service at the P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin School in the Bronx, New York. The MLK Day of Service is a day to lend a helping hand and volunteer to serve others in their community. Each year, City Year brings together about 2,800 AmeriCorps members and thousands of volunteers nationwide who are eager and excited to give something of themselves on this holiday.
Posted in: Community Service

Tax Reform and Infrastructure Investments to Boost our Economy

By: Mark J. Mazur
Friday, January 16, 2015

Today, the Vice President spoke about the importance of investing in our infrastructure. These important investments would not add a dime to the deficit — they would be paid for by implementing another priority for the Administration, namely reforming our broken business tax system. Revenue-neutral business tax reform would generate one-time revenues that would support job-creating investments in America, putting people to work improving our country’s roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and other critical infrastructure.
Posted in: tax

Build America Investment Initiative - Expanding Opportunities to Invest in America’s Infrastructure

By: Karen Dynan
Friday, January 16, 2015

Infrastructure investment is critical to America’s continued economic success. Our nation must modernize and maintain our roads, bridges, and water-systems to help ensure that the United States remains a place for businesses to operate productively and grow, which will, in turn, create economic opportunity for hard working Americans.
Posted in: Category 1

In Case You Missed It - Secretary Lew’s Op-Ed on Wall Street Reform

By: Suzanne Elio
Monday, January 12, 2015

In an op-ed in yesterday’s edition of The Washington Post, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew advises leaving Wall Street’s risky practices in the past. In the piece, Secretary Lew outlined the need to protect the financial reforms that have made our financial system safer and more resilient, and have ensured that consumers, investors and taxpayers are now protected from the types of abuses that helped cause the financial crisis.
Posted in: Dodd-Frank

SBLF Helps Lenders Increase Small Business Loans by $14 Billion

By: Jessica Milano
Thursday, January 08, 2015

​The Treasury Department released a new report this week showing that participants in the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) program increased small business lending nationwide by $14.3 billion, a 45 percent increase over baseline lending levels. More than 90 percent of participating community banks reported stronger small business lending as a result of the program. These increased levels of lending provide small businesses with the resources they need to start and grow their businesses and contribute to local economic growth.
Posted in: Small Business Lending Fund
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