WH Press Secretary Says Admin Is Working on Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20

President Joe Biden‘s administration is working to speed up the plan to put the image of the famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 bill.

Former President Barack Obama’s administration finalized plans to replace the image of President Andrew Jackon on the new $20 bill with Tubman in 2016. The administration planned to unveil the new bill in 2020.

The change would have marked the first time a Black individual was featured on U.S. currency. 

However, the Trump administration delayed the release of the new bill by six years. Then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the bill would be unveiled in 2026 and would likely not be in circulation until 2028.

During a press conference on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the Biden administration had plans to speed up the release of the new $20 bill. 

“I was here when we announced that, and it was very exciting, and it hasn’t moved forward yet — which we would have been surprised to learn at the time,” Psaki said.

She continued, “The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes… It’s important that our notes… our money… reflect the history and diversity of our country.”

“And Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that. So, we’re exploring ways to speed up that effort,” she added.

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In 2019, Mnuchin said the release of the new $20 note would be delayed due to new security features for the currency to prevent counterfeiting.

As a candidate in 2016, Trump said the decision to replace Jackson with Tubman was “pure political correctness.” He also suggested the Treasury could put Tubman’s image on a different denomination.  

Mnuchin stressed to lawmakers that the delay was due to security reasons and was not political. 

Tubman, who was born into slavery and escaped, helped lead hundreds of slaves to freedom in the 19th century. 

Responses

  1. Better put her on the new thousand dollar Bill it will take a handful to buy a loaf of bread the way there’s demorats are spending it

    1. Instead of saying something stupid and baseless, Paul, make your case based on facts. Your fears didn’t come true when President Who? gave away way more than $2 trillion in tax and other giveaways to our richest people and largest corporations, so if THAT didn’t raise inflation one bit WHAT WILL?

      You have some explaining to do, buddy.

    2. In 2016, President Who? said that he would pay down the national debt over 8 years. Instead, he almost immediately INCREASED the national debt by $7.8 trillion, partly by approving a tax cut for rich people and for large corporations, INCLUDING himself. That was convenient, wasn’t it, Paul?

      The national debt has risen by almost $7.8 trillion during Trump’s time in office. That’s nearly twice as much as what Americans owe on student loans, car loans, credit cards and every other type of debt other than mortgages, combined, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It amounts to about $23,500 in new federal debt for every person in the country.

      When did YOU ever speak up about this? Never, because your Dear Leader can do no wrong, right, Paul? In fact, increasing the national debt doesn’t bother YOU at all.

  2. Every day that passes it is becoming more apparent that Biden is trying his hardest to make stupid decisions and also f—k things up. He must be taking Obama’s comment that Biden can really f—k things up to heart and does not want to prove Obama wrong.

    1. So, Lying Paul The Emeffer, what does your response have to do with the new currency, hmmm? In what way does having Tubman on the $20 bill affect your life or mean that President Joke Biden is f__cking things up, as you say?

      1. Hey Nannie. Hate to inform you but there are a hell of a lot more important issues in the country to work on than changing who is on the $20 bill or better yet approving trannies in the military. But I understand as you are such a DF your stupid question is expected.

        1. Wow Putrid Paul. So unless someone is a white, heterosexual Mango supporter (and probably a man) you have no use for them. That classification is very small Putrid.

          1. Jaybird nice imagination. How do dream up your crap. Gotta be a condition fron a low IQ.

    2. Putrid….don’t you want a black women on currency? Does it scare your lilly white butt??

      1. Apparently, Lying Paul The Emeffer doesn’t want a black woman’s face anywhere NEAR his butt. He is going to have to find a safer location for his wallet OR refuse to put a $20 bill in it. His choice.

        1. You too Nannie. Please indicate a quote by me before spewing your crap. Again I am in your head as proved by your following me.

        2. Ps Nannie your saying apparently does not equal fact. But we all know about your use of apparently in your BS comments.

          1. No, Lying Paul The Emeffer. This is how inferences works. You say something stupid, we get to read between the lines. Ta da! Inference.

        1. I don’t know, Lying Paul The Emeffer. Why not go back to the top of this thread and review who said when? Sounds like a provable way of answering your own question, right?

          So, DID you say that Biden is trying his hardest to make stupid decisions and also f—k things up? Did you?

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