By Gregory Wallace
Jack Lew sees good signs for the economy both on Capital Hill and Main Street.
And his message to the rest of the world: there's work to be done.
"Maybe - just maybe," Lew said, "we'll be able, for a couple of years, to keep doing business that way."
By handling these matters, Washington is sending a worldwide message, one Lew says he'll bring to a gathering of global financial leaders this week in Australia.
Lew spoke in an interview with CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans as he prepared for that G20 meeting. Here are five highlights from that interview:
"The last four months have been very different from the prior two years," he said.
And it's showing.
"You look at the economic growth over the last six months - (there's a) decided arc of progress," he said, specifically citing "sustained job growth."