July 1, 2021

Statement by Secretary Yellen on the agreement of 130 countries representing over 90% of global GDP to support a global minimum tax for the world’s largest corporations.

Today is an historic day for economic diplomacy. For decades, the United States has participated in a self-defeating international tax…

Guest post by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo

Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo

June 17, 2021

I. The State of the Housing Market

Ensuring more Americans have access to affordable housing is critical to creating a pathway to opportunity. Numerous studies have linked access to stable, high-quality, affordable housing to reductions in child…

June 15, 2021

Remarks given at a White House press conference announcing $1.25 Billion in awards to CDFIs to support economic relief in underserved communities affected by COVID-19. The press conference was led by Vice President Harris.

Thank you, Madam Vice President. Thank you for hosting us and, more importantly…

June 7, 2021

Remarks, as prepared, for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Investment Summit promoting foreign direct investment in the United States.

Hello. It’s wonderful to join you to today. I want to thank the Secretary Raimondo and the Commerce Department for inviting me to say a few words…

May 26, 2021

Remarks, as prepared, to the Treasury Department-chaired Financial Literacy and Education Commission at the end of Financial Education Month.

Thank you so much for joining us. I’m so glad to chair this meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, and I am very enthusiastic about the…

May 20, 2021

Remarks, as prepared, on President Biden’s Executive Order on climate-related financial risks.

Achieving net zero emissions in the United States will require transformational investments in our energy sector and the broader economy, and the global financial sector will be a crucial player, helping channel capital into investments…

May 18, 2021

Remarks as prepared for delivery to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Forum on Economic Recovery. Remarks address the COVID-19 pandemic, long-standing underinvestment in infrastructure, taxation, climate change, and public and private responsibility to respond to structural inequities.

INTRODUCTION
Anyone observing the United States in recent years would…

Secretary Janet Yellen

78th Secretary of the Treasury. Former Fed Chair. Always an economist.

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