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Health Care, Industry

Yellen says current US economic growth ‘vindicates’ Biden’s COVID-19 pandemic stimulus spending

January 17, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is pushing back against Republican criticism of the Democrats’ big coronavirus pandemic response package and making an election year pitch that the current state of the U.S. “vindicates” the steps taken in 2021 to “get our […]


Federal, Policy

The US and Chinese finance ministers are opening talks to lay the groundwork for a Biden-Xi meeting

November 9, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and her Chinese counterpart will meet in San Francisco on Thursday to start two days of talks aimed at making progress on a slew of economic issues when competition has markedly intensified between their countries. Yellen’s […]


Federal, Policy

Treasury Secretary Yellen calls for more US-Latin America trade, in part to lessen Chinese influence

November 2, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants Latin America to trade more with the United States as part of an initiative that so far has failed to disrupt China’s dominance in global manufacturing. Still, U.S. efforts to diversify supply chains with “trusted […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Yellen focuses on energy transition in South Africa visit

January 26, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country’s finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister […]


Federal, Policy

Yellen downplays US recession as wave of economic data looms

July 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday said the U.S. economy is slowing but pointed to healthy hiring as proof that it is not yet in recession. Yellen spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press” just before a slew of economic reports […]


Defense, Industry

US, Japan vow joint efforts on Ukraine, trade, food crisis

July 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Japan’s finance minister agreed Tuesday to cooperate in dealing with challenges from the war in Ukraine and promoting free trade, sustainable energy and food security. Yellen was visiting Tokyo on Tuesday for talks ahead […]


Federal, Policy

Yellen says more shocks likely to ‘challenge the economy’

April 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday the global pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlight the possibility of big economic shocks in the future, adding that downturns are “likely to continue to challenge the economy.” Her address at the Brookings […]


Defense, Industry

US to provide $500 million more in financial aid to Ukraine

April 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The United States will provide an additional $500 million in financial assistance to Ukraine to help it sustain salaries, pensions and other government programs, a Treasury official said, while the beleaguered country fends off Russia’s invasion. The official was not […]


Federal, Policy

Yellen: Urgent action needed on debt limit, rejects $1T coin

October 5, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that Oct. 18 remains the date she is likely to run out of resources to stave off an unprecedented default on the nation’s debt without congressional action to raise the debt limit. She […]


Federal, Policy

Yellen: Oct. 18 likely date when US debt measures exhausted

September 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is telling Congress that the Treasury Department will likely exhaust all of its “extraordinary measures” to avoid an unprecedented default on the government’s obligations by Oct. 18. Yellen warned Congress three weeks ago that the Treasury […]


Federal, Policy

Biden Reportedly Will Nominate Janet Yellen to Become Nation’s First Female Treasury Secretary

November 24, 2020

Via: Government Executive

President-elect Joe Biden reportedly plans to nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to be his administration’s Treasury secretary, making her the first woman to vie for the role after 231 years of White men holding the post. The news, […]