Cummings Crafts Measure To Require Harriet Tubman’s Image On The $20 Bill
Cummings crafts measure to require Harriet Tubman’s image on the $20 bill
With the future design of the $20 bill uncertain, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to require the Treasury Department to replace President Andrew Jackson’s portrait with an image of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The Obama administration announced a redesign last year of the $20 bill that included an image of Tubman, the Dorchester County native who ferried dozens of slaves to freedom. But Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently declined to commit to the plan, and so, for now, its future is unclear.
Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, and John Katko, a New York Republican, introduced a measure …