Jacob Lew

IRS logo (AP Photo)

IRS issues tax rules for married gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages. […]

08/29/2013

IRS logo (AP Photo)

Obama: IRS acting commissioner has resigned

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, has submitted his resignation in the aftermath of an investigation that found the agency improperly targeted conservative groups. […]

05/15/2013

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

Lew hopeful on reaching a budget breakthrough

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is optimistic that President Barack Obama will be able to reach an agreement with Republicans in Congress to break a budget impasse that has triggered across-the-board government spending cuts.

03/15/2013

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

Jacob Lew becomes nation’s 76th Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jacob Lew was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s 76th Treasury secretary, one day before across-the-board government spending cuts kick in that could hold back the U.S. economy.

02/28/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.

01/21/2013

Jacob Lew's signature (AP Photo)

Obama jokes Lew’s loopy signature nearly cost him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is joking that Jack Lew’s nomination as treasury secretary nearly fell through because of Lew’s loopy signature.

01/10/2013

Jacob Lew

Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience.

01/10/2013

Obama and Lew

Lew’s selection as treasury chief puts emphasis on fiscal challenges, opens a new chapter

WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama is expected to nominate Jack Lew as early as Thursday, continuing to put a second-term imprint on his Cabinet by choosing yet another close ally for a key government post.

01/10/2013