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Treasury Department

(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.”


(Daily News)
January 30, 2017

President Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin faced renewed heat from Senate Finance Committee Democrats over his stance on a range of China issues -- from currency manipulation to steel overcapacity -- in a post-confirmation hearing questionnaire obtained by Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
January 25, 2017

“I hope you will call on Republican leaders to support 'Buy America' reforms and accept that this should be a guiding principle in infrastructure legislation.”


(In Trade)
January 20, 2017

Wyden: “He's the commander in chief; any foreign government involvement in his business could compromise national security.”


(Daily News)
January 19, 2017

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin, told the Senate Finance Committee Thursday that Trump's threat to impose a hefty tariff on products from Mexico and other countries will not become reality – but instead said repercussions for companies that offshore their operations will be “looked at.”


(Daily News)
January 19, 2017

Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills said she finds the creation of the White House National Trade Council "rather unsettling" and that she would urge the incoming administration to put the brakes on a plan that results in offices with duplicate responsibilities that could hinder the coordination of trade policy.


(In Trade)
January 19, 2017

“I expect you to engage in much better consultations with the committee regarding U.S. trade policies then we have had under President Obama.”


(In Trade)
January 13, 2017

The former Goldman Sachs executive is President-elect Trump's pick for treasury secretary.


(Daily News)
January 13, 2017

The Treasury Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Jan. 13 filed with Congress a covered agreement with the European Union that forbids the discriminatory treatment via collateral and local presence requirements of insurance and reinsurance companies as they do business across the Atlantic.


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