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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.

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

What We Know about October 15th

By: James G. Clark
Monday, July 13, 2015

The staff of the Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission worked together to analyze data from the three main trading venues for the Treasury market.

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Regulatory Rollback Is Wrong for Financial Markets

By: Antonio Weiss
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Complaints about liquidity are prompting talk about reforms that are simplistic and even dangerous.

Posted in: Financial Markets

Five Years Of Progress Toward A Safer And Stronger Financial System

By: Adam Hodge
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, a historic and comprehensive set of financial reforms, which put in place critical new protections for consumers, investors, and taxpayers.
Posted in: Financial Stability

Changing the Conversation on Development Finance

By: Alexia Latortue
Thursday, July 02, 2015

​Development was a preferred topic of conversation around the dining room table growing up.  My parents were born in Haiti, my dad worked in international development, and we spent much of my childhood living in West Africa.  Today, leading U.S. Treasury’s work on international development policy, I continue to discuss development and how to finance it effectively and for maximum impact.

Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Wants Your Input on Auto Insurance Affordability

By: Tinna Damaso Quigley
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) today issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments from the public on a proposed definition of affordability in relation to personal auto insurance.  
Posted in: Federal Insurance Office

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
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