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Treasury Department

(Daily News)
January 27, 2010

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has placed a hold on the nomination of Lael Brainard to be the next under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department and on other Treasury nominees over the administration's delay in issuing implementing regulations for the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), according to informed sources.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
January 08, 2010

The Finance Committee on Dec. 23 approved several key trade nominees, including Michael Punke to be the Geneva-based deputy U.S. trade representative, Islam Siddiqui to be the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Lael Brainard to be the under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department.

(Daily News)
January 05, 2010

The Finance Committee on Dec. 23 approved several key trade nominees, including Michael Punke to be the Geneva-based deputy U.S. trade representative, Islam Siddiqui to be the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Lael Brainard to be the under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
December 25, 2009

At press time on Dec. 23, the Senate Finance Committee was poised to vote on the nomination of several key trade officials, but sources said full Senate consideration was unlikely before the holiday recess because of the continuing debate on health care reform. The final vote for that health care bill was expected at 8 am on Dec. 24 and the Senate was expected to adjourn immediately after the vote.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
December 18, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is pressing to get pending nominations for a number of administration officials approved before the end of the session, according to a notice circulated to members last night (Dec. 17).

(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 20, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing today (Nov. 20) to consider the nomination of Lael Brainard to be undersecretary of Treasury for international affairs after committee staff completed a review of certain tax issues that had delayed her nomination.

(Daily News)
November 19, 2009

Staff for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) has asked members to decide whether they can support the nomination of Lael Brainard to be undersecretary of Treasury for international affairs in light of revelations that she had to pay $2,500 in back taxes and late payment penalties for tax years 2005 to 2008, according to informed sources.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 13, 2009

New final guidance on sanctions enforcement issued this week by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) contains a narrow definition of what constitutes a voluntary self-disclosure of a violation and could limit the ability of firms to qualify for a 50 percent reduction of the penalty amount they get for making disclosures, according to private-sector sources.

(Text Document)
November 06, 2009

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