Lawmakers Push to Put Iconic Woman on the Twenty Dollar Bill

The House joined the Senate to push the Treasury to put a woman on the $20 bill to replace former president Andrew Jackson. The measure would order the Treasury to get the process started by putting a panel of citizens together to recommend a historic woman to be printed on the bill. The $20 bill makes up 11 percent of all paper currency in the U.S. prints each year, according to the Federal Reserve. Putting a woman on the bill would be "a powerful statement to my daughters and to young women across the country and to people across the globe who look to America as an example of inclusion and equal rights," Rep. Luis Guiterrez, D-Illinois, who introduce the "Put a Woman on the Twenty Act," said.

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