Last updated on: 5/28/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

US Department of the Treasury Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 17, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. The Department of the Treasury operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems.”

“Duties & Functions,” U.S. Department of the Treasury website (accessed Mar. 17, 2008)

Mission:

“Serve the American people and strengthen national security by managing the U.S. Government’s finances effectively, promoting economic growth and stability, and ensuring the safety, soundness, and security of the U.S. and international financial systems.

The Department of the Treasury’s mission highlights its role as the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, and as an influential participant in the global economy.”

“Duties & Functions,” U.S. Department of the Treasury website (accessed Mar. 17, 2008)

Other:
Government organization
Quoted in:
  1. When and Why Was "In God We Trust" Placed on US Currency?