Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Put On Hold

There’ll be No “Tubman on 20” as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the newly designed 20-dollar bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman won't be coming out.

Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee a new security feature to fight counterfeiting will be part of a redesigned bill in 2020, but a twenty with a likeness of Tubman is unlikely to come out before 2028. Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in 2016 a new 20-dollar bill with Tubman on the front would be unveiled in 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

For Trump fans, the news isn’t likely to be a surprise. During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump called it "pure political correctness." The twenty-dollar bill currently features a likeness of Andrew Jackson, one of Trump's favorite presidents.


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