STEVEN MNUCHIN

Obamacare mandate in U.S. Senate tax plan not bargaining chip: Mnuchin

Obamacare mandate in U.S. Senate tax plan not bargaining chip: Mnuchin

Published 19/11/2017

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news conference to introduce the Republican tax reform plan at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 9, [more…]

U.S. Treasury pushes back on bank-like rules for asset managers, insurers

U.S. Treasury pushes back on bank-like rules for asset managers, insurers

Published 26/10/2017

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday rejected the idea of singling out specific asset management and insurance firms as systemically risky, indicating that they are unlikely to be designated as “too big to fail” and slapped with additional oversight under the administration of President Donald Trump. [more…]

Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin`s private jet trips broke no law

Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin`s private jet trips broke no law

Published 05/10/2017

A senior lawyer at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General said on Thursday he found "no violation of law" in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's use of private jets for seven official trips, but called for better cases to be made in future for such travel by Trump administration officials. [more…]

Republican senator criticizes Trump tax plan

Republican senator criticizes Trump tax plan

Published 02/10/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a conservative maverick who helped kill the latest Republican effort to overturn Obamacare, took issue with President Donald Trump's tax plan on Monday, asking in a tweet if it was really Republican. [more…]

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

Published 24/09/2017

A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. [more…]

Treasury`s Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy

Treasury`s Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy

Published 15/09/2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration's upcoming tax plan will not be aimed at lowering income taxes for the wealthiest Americans. [more…]

Trump on Hurricane Irma: `This is some big monster`

Trump on Hurricane Irma: `This is some big monster`

Published 11/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wanted to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people. [more…]

Congress approves Trump`s aid and debt deal with Democrats

Congress approves Trump`s aid and debt deal with Democrats

Published 08/09/2017

President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, bringing his surprising deal with Democratic congressional leaders this week to completion. [more…]

Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery- gas prices slip

Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery- gas prices slip

Published 05/09/2017

Texas on Monday edged toward recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as shipping channels, oil pipelines and refineries restarted some operations and authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area around a once-burning chemical plant. [more…]

U.S. consumer watchdog chief Cordray tests Ohio`s election waters

U.S. consumer watchdog chief Cordray tests Ohio`s election waters

Published 04/09/2017

Democrat Richard Cordray delivered a campaign-style stump speech at a sprawling Labor Day celebration on Monday, but the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief stopped short of saying whether he intends to run for governor of Ohio. [more…]