Posted on June 11, 2018

Treasury Won’t Commit to Putting Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill: Senator

John Bowden, The Hill, June 5, 2018


Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) told The New York Times that the Treasury Department responded to her letter  — which was questioning the status of the change originally announced by the Obama administration in April 2016  — by claiming that no designs for the $20 bill or plans to include Tubman’s image had been finalized.


Shaheen blasted the response, which she called “severely” disappointing, and knocked the Trump administration for not following through with the promise to honor the civil rights legend.


“I’ll continue to press the Treasury Department to expedite the redesign of the $20 bill and keep its promise to the American people,” [Shaheen] said.

President Trump’s Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said last year in an interview with CNBC {snip}, “This is something we’ll consider. Right now we’ve got a lot more important issues to focus on.”