Beatty to Trump’s Treasurer Secretary: Get Harriet Tubman on the $20, Please
Rep. Joyce Beatty wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to clarify whether he wants to move forward with plans to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill.
Beatty, D–Jefferson Township, sent Mnuchin a letter Friday urging Mnuchin to move forward with the plans, which were announced April 20, 2016. The new bill would include Tubman on the front of the $20 and President Andrew Jackson on the back of the bill.
Mnuchin, speaking on CNBC in late August, declined to endorse putting Tubman on the $20, saying, “Right now we’ve got a lot more important issues to focus on.” He said the idea was one he would consider.
To Beatty, who fought to put a woman on the $20 bill, those comments aren’t good enough. The proposal, she wrote, was part of a 10 month public engagement effort between Treasury and the American people to choose a replacement.