Jack Lew http://www.kunc.org en Treasury: New Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy http://www.kunc.org/post/treasury-new-debt-ceiling-fight-could-derail-economy The Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.<p>Treasury's report, "The Potential Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship," comes as Congress is still wrangling over a short-term spending bill to reverse <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228747934/on-day-3-of-shutdown-its-deja-vu-all-over-again">a partial government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday</a>. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:28:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50352 at http://www.kunc.org Treasury: New Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy Treasury Secretary: Congress Must End Uncertainty On Debt http://www.kunc.org/post/treasury-secretary-congress-must-end-uncertainty-debt Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the debt ceiling needs to be raised, but without another economically damaging partisan fight.<p>In a series of interviews on the Sunday morning political talk shows, Lew said Congress needs to lift the "cloud of uncertainty" over the nation's finances and raise the limit before it fully expires on Sept. 30.<p>"The fight over the debt limit in 2011 hurt the economy, even though, in the end, we saw an extension of the debt limit," the secretary said on NBC's <em>Meet The Press</em>.<p>"We saw confidence fall, and it hurt the economy. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47639 at http://www.kunc.org Treasury Secretary: Congress Must End Uncertainty On Debt Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Gets A New Signature http://www.kunc.org/post/treasury-secretary-jacob-lew-gets-new-signature Back in January, when Jacob "Jack" Lew was a mere nominee for the position of Secretary of the Treasury, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/09/168967361/signature-doodle-check-how-a-treasury-secretary-lew-might-sign-your-dollars">we fretted about his signature</a>. Tue, 07 May 2013 22:58:00 +0000 43986 at http://www.kunc.org Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Gets A New Signature Administration Urges Europeans To Ease Austerity Measures http://www.kunc.org/post/treasury-secretary-jack-lew-travels-europe Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene. President Obama is preparing to send budget plan to Capital Hill this week and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be key in selling that plan to Congress.<p>Right now, Secretary Lew is on another mission: to sell European leaders on the idea of easing austerity to boost economic growth. We reached Secretary Lew in Berlin. Mr. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:29:00 +0000 42641 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Confirms Jack Lew As The Next Treasury Secretary http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-confirms-jack-lew-next-treasury-secretary The Senate voted 71-26 today to confirm the nomination of Jacob "Jack" Lew as the country's next Treasury secretary.<p>Lew served as Obama's chief of staff. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/09/168953114/reports-obama-has-settled-on-jack-lew-his-chief-of-staff-for-treasury">As NPR's Mara Liason reported</a>, he "has had years of experience toiling in the fiscal trenches. ... Before he was White House chief of staff, Lew was Obama's budget director — a job he'd also held in the Clinton White House. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:17:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 40818 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Confirms Jack Lew As The Next Treasury Secretary