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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

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
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