UNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — The Treasury’s Inspector General says they will examine whether the Trump administration let political consideration impact the redesign process of the $20 bill.
Supporters of the bill gathered on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
The Tubman bill was expected to be released in 2020 as part of an Obama administration initiative. But Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plans will likely be postponed by six years, until 2026.
President Trump said Tubman was “fantastic” and suggested putting her on the $2 bill in place of President Thomas Jefferson.
“You know, Harriet Tubman once said, ‘if you want a taste of freedom, keep going.’ Today, we are telling our colleagues in the executive branch we will keep going until we achieve the people’s will and not the will of this White House,” said Maryland Representative Dutch Ruppersberger.
Mnuchin says the delay is in part because he is focused on boosting the anti-counterfeiting security features of U.S. currency.
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