Close-up of Harriet Tubman Statue in Boston’s South End neighborhood. (Heidi Besen/Shutterstock.com)
The push to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill has faltered, but the fight continues. On May 22, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the Treasury Department would not address the issue until 2026, with the earliest implementation planned for 2028.
During questioning on Capitol Hill by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mnuchin announced new security features will delay the redesign of the $20 bill. He cited security concerns and counterfeiting as possible reasons for the delay. He also suggested that security redesigns for the $10 and the $50 superseded similar work on the $20 bill. “The ultimate decision of the redesign will most likely be another secretary’s down the road,” Mnuchin said.
President Donald Trump strongly criticized the proposal and argued that Tubman’s placement on the $20 bill was the ultimate example of “pure political correctness”…
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