Jeanne Shaheen pushes for woman to be put on $20 bill

Jeanne Shaheen pushes for woman to be put on $20 bill

[Ed. – Some Dems are afraid the bill will have 70% as much purchasing power as a bill with a man’s picture.]

On Tuesday, Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire introduced a bill that, if enacted, would put a woman’s face on the $20 bill by the year 2020.

Shaheen released a statement on Wednesday regarding the bill.

“Our paper currency is an important part of our everyday lives and reflects our values, traditions and history as Americans,” she said. “It’s long overdue for that reflection to include the contributions of women. The incredible grassroots support for this idea shows that there’s strong support for a woman to be the new face of the $20 bill.”

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If passed, the legislation would create a committee that would advise Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on potential candidates to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Shaheen’s bill is attached to the Women On 20s campaign, which proposed seven different redesigns for the $20 bill last month.

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