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Treasury Department

(Daily News)
March 17, 2017

Four insurance groups this week voiced their support for a U.S.-EU “covered agreement,” while a fifth group and state regulators argued that the deal -- completed in the final days of the Obama administration -- is too vague and will not provide the desired benefits to the U.S., according to a series of letters sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.


(Daily News)
March 15, 2017

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on March 14 proposed a bill that would add the Agriculture and Health and Human Services secretaries to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. and instruct CFIUS to consider food security in its review of mergers and acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign firms.


(In Trade)
March 15, 2017

A Goldman Sachs managing director, James Donovan, will be nominated for Treasury deputy secretary.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2017

“The G-20 can play a helpful role in advancing U.S. interests. The secretary will be pushing hard to make that come to pass.”


(Daily News)
March 10, 2017

Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford expressed confidence this week that his bill to allow U.S. agriculture exporters to extend credit to Cuban buyers is gaining support in Congress, but where President Trump and the White House stand on the idea – and Cuba policy in general – remains largely unclear.


(In Trade)
March 08, 2017

"He all of a sudden is getting 38 trademarks to put his name on businesses and products all over China. Is there a connection? It is difficult to say there is not."


(In Trade)
February 27, 2017

“We're not going to get into trade wars.”


(In Trade)
February 24, 2017

“There exists no basis for a continued depreciation of the RMB.”


(In Trade)
February 24, 2017

On NAFTA, Trump -- citing a trade deficit with Mexico -- said the U.S. has “the right to do a lot of things that I haven't done yet.”


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Navarro, Mnuchin and Cohn are the top officials who will work on ways to create jobs with the heads of Dell, Ford, other companies.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Mnuchin said he has had “a terrific conversation with my counterparts” in China and hopes to meet them soon.


(Daily News)
February 16, 2017

House Financial Services insurance subcommittee Chairman Sean Duffy (R-WI) at a Feb. 16 hearing urged the Trump administration to review the covered insurance agreement struck between the outgoing Obama administration and the European Union, before the deal goes into force in April.


(Daily News)
February 14, 2017

House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said this week he has not yet been presented with a solid argument against the House Republican tax blueprint, which features a border adjustability component that some experts believe will violate World Trade Organization rules, creating the potential for massive retaliation.


(In Trade)
February 14, 2017

The Wall Street Journal says the move would apply to all countries but would be aimed at China.


(In Trade)
February 13, 2017

Mnuchin gained the votes of all Senate Republicans and one Democrat, West Virginia's Joe Manchin.


(In Trade)
February 10, 2017

A 53-46 vote very early Friday ended a Democratic filibuster of the Treasury secretary nominee's confirmation.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

Hatch: “The only thing missing was a member from the minority side. But they, on their own accord, refused to participate in this exercise.”


(Daily News)
January 31, 2017

Senate action on the nominees to lead the Commerce and Treasury departments – positions with extensive trade-related portfolios – ground to a halt on Jan. 31 as Democrats employed procedural tactics to block floor and committee votes, with no end in sight to the standoff.


(In Trade)
January 31, 2017

Committee Chair Orrin Hatch called it the “most pathetic thing” he's seen in his time in the Senate.


(In Trade)
January 31, 2017

CNN reports that Democrats “used a procedural mechanism to prevent Monday's meeting from taking place.”


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