Treasury Sanctions Syrian Regime Prisons, Officials, and Syrian Armed Group

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is sanctioning eight Syrian prisons run by the Assad regime’s intelligence apparatus, which have been sites of human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees. OFAC is also designating five senior security officials of regime entities that control these […]

Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators in Turkey and Syria

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Turkey-based al-Qa’ida financial facilitator for materially assisting al-Qa’ida. Additionally, OFAC designated one Syria-based terrorist fundraiser and recruiter for providing material support to Hay’et Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). These designations expose the continued efforts by al-Qa’ida and HTS to use […]

Treasury Joins Administration Call to Action to Alert Americans to Emergency Rental Assistance and Promote CFPB “Rental Assistance Finder”

New tool connects tenants and landlords to Emergency Rental Assistance programs in their areaDeputy Treasury Secretary Adeyemo visits Virginia – second-highest distributor of Emergency Rental Assistance nationwide WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury joined the White House, multiple agencies, non-profits, and major companies in raising awareness about the historic emergency rental assistance available […]

OCC Announces Climate Change Risk Officer, Membership in the NGFS

News Release 2021-78 | July 27, 2021 Share This Page: WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the appointment of Darrin Benhart as its Climate Change Risk Officer and its membership in the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). “Prudently managing climate change risk is a […]

Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to UNIDOS

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen delivered pre-recorded remarks to the UNIDOS conference. The full remarks are below. Hi everyone. I’m Janet Yellen, and it’s a real pleasure to address UNIDOS. I know it’s been a trying 16 months for all of us, but particularly so for the Latino community. […]

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership regarding the debt limit. The full text of the letter is available here and below. The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC  20515   Dear Madam Speaker:   As you know, the Bipartisan Budget […]

Joint Statement by Secretary Janet L. Yellen and Secretary Antony J. Blinken Commending the United Kingdom’s Anti-Corruption Sanctions

The United States welcomes the United Kingdom’s announcement today to impose further sanctions under its Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions (GACS) regime, which is designed to fight corruption and illicit finance. We commend the UK’s actions today against four corrupt individuals already designated by the United States and a fifth whose U.S.-based assets purchased with corrupt proceeds […]

Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with the Heads and Private-Sector Leads of the Multilateral Development Banks to Discuss Climate Finance

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen convened the heads and private-sector leads of several of the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to discuss ways that the MDBs can rapidly align their portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement and redouble their efforts to mobilize significantly more private capital for climate. Participants […]

Treasury Sanctions Cuban Minister of Defense and Special Forces Brigade for Abuses Against Protestors

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one Cuban individual and one Cuban entity pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world. Today’s […]

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Discussion with National Latino Leaders

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen hosted a group of national Latino leaders from civil rights, advocacy, and small business organizations alongside UnidosUS President Janet Murguía for a virtual roundtable discussion on the state of the economy, economic barriers impacting the Latino community, and what Treasury is doing to advance […]