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Department of the Treasury

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Agency overview


To maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. government’s finances and resources effectively.

Current priorities

  • Making Home Affordable: helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and stabilizing the housing market
  • Recovery: saving and creating jobs to jumpstart our economy
  • U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: creating a high-level bilateral forum for discussion and collaboration between the two nations
  • Wall Street Reform: establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Treasury has two main components: ten departmental offices and eight operating bureaus. A sample of Treasury’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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