Skip to content Skip to footer site map

Navigate Up
Sign In
Treasury For...
AboutExpand About
Resource CenterExpand Resource Center
ServicesExpand Services
InitiativesExpand Initiatives
CareersExpand Careers
Connect with UsExpand Connect with Us
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.

We Received Central States’ Pension Benefit Reduction Application – Now We Need Your Input

By: Kenneth Feinberg
Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, Congress established a new process for certain multiemployer pension plans to propose a temporary or permanent reduction of pension benefits if the plan is projected to run out of money. Under the law, a multiemployer pension plan sponsor that believes benefit reductions are needed must submit an application to the Treasury Department showing that reductions are necessary to keep the plan from running out of money. The law requires the Treasury Department to approve an application if it meets the conditions established by Kline-Miller.
Posted in: Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act

Treasury Sends Debt Limit Letter to Congress

By: Daniel Watson
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Today, Secretary Lew sent the following letter​ to Congress regarding the debt limit.
Posted in: Debt Limit

Daily Debt Subject to the Limit Report

By: Daniel Watson
Friday, October 09, 2015

Treasury recently estimated that it is likely to exhaust extraordinary measures related to the debt limit on or about Thursday, November 5. As previously noted, recent receipts were lower than previously projected, and trust fund investments were higher than projected – resulting in a net decrease of resources available to the United States government.
Posted in: Debt Limit

The Third Counter ISIL Finance Meeting Convenes at Treasury

By: Daniel L. Glaser
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Yesterday at the Treasury Department we concluded the third meeting of the Counter ISIL Finance Group (CIFG). The CIFG, which the United States co-chairs with Italy and Saudi Arabia, was established as a key component of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a broad international group formed to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

7 TARP Facts 7 Years Later

By: Rob Runyan and Maya Newman
Sunday, October 04, 2015

This Saturday marked the seventh anniversary of TARP. And while the program may not dominate the headlines today, the anniversary serves as a good opportunity to look back at its success.
Posted in: Troubled Asset Relief Program

Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

By: Karen Dynan
Friday, October 02, 2015

Today is National Manufacturing Day, a day when we recognize the vitality and potential of our 21st century manufacturing sector, as well as the career opportunities it offers.
Posted in: Economic Policy

Treasury Sends Debt Limit Letter to Congress

By: Dan Watson
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Today, Secretary Lew sent the following letter​ to Congress regarding the debt limit.
Posted in: Debt Limit

Protecting Charities from Terrorist Abuse – A Look into the Financial Action Task Force’s Latest Guidance

By: Jennifer Fowler
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Every year, leaders from around the world meet at the United Nations during its General Assembly to discuss key global issues of concern.  Countering terrorist financing has consistently been a focus of these meetings because terrorist abuse of the financial system to move and access funds is not limited by national borders.
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Measuring the Impact of the Small Business Jobs Act

By: Jessica Milano
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Small Business Jobs Act, a significant piece of legislation that increased access to capital for small businesses and communities in the wake of the financial crisis.​
Posted in: Small Business

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s Remarks on Latin America

By: Robert Sockin
Monday, September 28, 2015

Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets discussed the challenges and opportunities facing policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean, as many seek to build on improvements in macroeconomic policy and advances in structural reform in recent decades.
Posted in: International Affairs
Bookmark and Share

Treasury Facts

  • The Treasury is the oldest departmental building in Washington and at the time of its completion, it was one of the largest office buildings in the world.

Featured Video

Featured Photo

On September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted the Freedman’s Bank Forum to discuss strategies to improve jobs, economic opport...

See more photos

Social media privacy