President Joe Biden’s administration is taking steps to revive an effort to put famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a Biden spokeswoman said Monday. The plan, which was laid out by President Barack Obama’s administration in 2016, was tabled by the Trump administration. The original idea was to issue the new notes in 2020 — the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. But in 2019, Trump’s Treasury Department announced that the plan wouldn’t be considered again until 2026, adding that officials were working on a redesign to protect the currency from counterfeiters.
Biden administration to reinvigorate effort to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
January 26, 2021