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United States Secretary Of Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the U.S. Department of the Treasury[4] which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also included several federal law enforcement agencies. This position in the federal government of the United States is analogous to the Minister of Finance
Minister of Finance
in many other countries. The Secretary of the Treasury is a member of the President's Cabinet, and is nominated by the President of the United States
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Treasurer Of The United States
The Treasurer of the United States
Treasurer of the United States
is an official in the United States Department of the Treasury who was originally charged with the receipt and custody of government funds, though many of these functions have been taken over by different bureaus of the Department. Responsibility for oversight of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the United States Mint, and the United States Savings Bonds Division (now the Savings Bond Marketing Office within the Bureau of the Public Debt) was assigned to the Treasurer in 1981. As of 2002 the Office of the Treasurer underwent a major reorganization
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U.S. Customs Service
The United States Customs Service
United States Customs Service
was an agency of the U.S. federal government that collected import tariffs and performed other selected border security duties. In March 2003, as a result of the homeland security reorganization, the U.S. Customs Service was renamed the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection,[1] and most of its components were merged with the border elements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, including the entire U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Border Patrol
and former INS inspectors, together with border agriculture inspectors, to form U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a single, unified border agency for the U.S. The investigative office of U.S. Customs was split off and merged with the INS investigative office and the INS interior detention and removal office to form Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which, among other things, is responsible for interior immigration enforcement
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Social Security (United States)
In the United States, Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and is administered by the Social Security Administration.[1] The original Social Security Act
Social Security Act
was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935,[2] and the current version of the Act, as amended,[3] encompasses several social welfare and social insurance programs. Social Security is funded primarily through payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax
Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax
(FICA) or Self Employed Contributions Act Tax (SECA)
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Medicare (United States)
In the United States, Medicare is a single-payer, national social insurance program administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, currently[when?] using about 30–50 private insurance companies across the United States
United States
under contract for administration.[1][not in citation given] United States
United States
Medicare is funded by a payroll tax, premiums and surtaxes from beneficiaries, and general revenue. It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system through the payroll tax
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International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world."[1] Formed in 1945 at the Bretton Woods Conference
Bretton Woods Conference
primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes,[5] it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system. It now plays a central role in the management of balance of payments difficulties and international financial crises.[6] Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments problems can borrow money
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International Bank For Reconstruction And Development
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(IBRD) is an international financial institution that offers loans to middle-income developing countries. The IBRD is the first of five member institutions that compose the World Bank Group
World Bank Group
and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. It was established in 1944 with the mission of financing the reconstruction of European nations devastated by World War II. The IBRD and its concessional lending arm, the International Development Association, are collectively known as the World Bank
World Bank
as they share the same leadership and staff.[1][2][3] Following the reconstruction of Europe, the Bank's mandate expanded to advancing worldwide economic development and eradicating poverty
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Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue NW Washington, D.C. United States Villa 31 Retiro (Capital federal) Capital federal ArgentinaMembership48 countriesOfficial languageEnglish, French, Portuguese, SpanishPresidentLuis Alberto MorenoMain organBoard of GovernorsStaffAbout 2,000Website iadb.orgThe Inter-American Development Bank
Inter-American Development Bank
(IADB or IDB or BID) is the largest source of development financing for Latin America
Latin America
and the Caribbean.[1] Established in 1959, the IDB supports Latin American and Caribbean
Caribbean
economic development, social development and regional integration by lending to governments and government agencies, including State corporations. The IDB has four official languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish
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Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
(ADB) is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966,[3] which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center
Ortigas Center
located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world[4] to promote social and economic development in Asia. The bank admits the members of the United Nations
United Nations
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP, formerly the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East or ECAFE) and non-regional developed countries.[5] From 31 members at its establishment, ADB now has 67 members, of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside. The ADB was modeled closely on the World
World
Bank, and has a similar weighted voting system where votes are distributed in proportion with members' capital subscriptions
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European Bank For Reconstruction And Development
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(EBRD) is an international financial institution founded in 1991. As a multilateral developmental investment bank, the EBRD uses investment as a tool to build market economies. Initially focused on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
it expanded to support development in more than 30 countries from central Europe to central Asia. Similar to other multilateral development banks, the EBRD has members from all over the world (North America, Africa, Asia and Australia, see below), with the biggest shareholder being the United States, but only lends regionally in its countries of operations. Headquartered in London, the EBRD is owned by 65 countries and two EU institutions
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Federal Reserve Notes
Federal Reserve Notes, also United States banknotes or U.S. banknotes, are the banknotes currently used in the United States of America. Denominated in United States dollars, Federal Reserve Notes are printed by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
on paper made by Crane & Co. of Dalton, Massachusetts. Federal Reserve Notes are the only type of U.S
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United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Fund
The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase toxic assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was signed into law by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
on October 3, 2008. It was a component of the government's measures in 2008 to address the subprime mortgage crisis. The TARP program originally authorized expenditures of $700 billion. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
created the TARP program. The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in 2010, reduced the amount authorized to $475 billion
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Law Enforcement Agency
A law enforcement agency (LEA), in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws. Outside North America, such organizations are usually called police services
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Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF) is a federal law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice.[4] Its responsibilities include the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives; acts of arson and bombings; and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products. The ATF also regulates via licensing the sale, possession, and transportation of firearms, ammunition, and explosives in interstate commerce. Many of the ATF's activities are carried out in conjunction with task forces made up of state and local law enforcement officers, such as Project Safe Neighborhoods. The ATF operates a unique fire research laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, where full-scale mock-ups of criminal arson can be reconstructed. The agency is led by Thomas E
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United States Coinage
Coins of the United States
United States
dollar were first minted in 1792. New coins have been produced annually since then and they make up a valuable aspect of the United States
United States
currency system. Today, circulating coins exist in denominations of 1¢ (i.e. 1 cent or $0.01), 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and $1.00. Also minted are bullion (including gold, silver and platinum) and commemorative coins. All of these are produced by the United States
United States
Mint
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U.S. Secret Service
The United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
("USSS" or "Secret Service") is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, charged with conducting criminal investigations and protecting the nation's leaders.[2] Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as the agency was originally founded to combat the then-widespread counterfeiting of U.S. currency.[3] The U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Secret Service
is tasked with two distinct and critical national security missions:Investigative Mission – The investigative mission of the USSS is to safeguard the payment and financial systems of the United States from a wide range of financial and electronic-based crimes. Financial investigations include counterfeit U.S. currency, bank & financial institution fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, illicit financing operations, and major conspiracies
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