The Biden administration will resume efforts to redesign the $20 bill to feature abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the White House said Monday.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “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 will certainly reflect that.”
President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew first announced plans for Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill back in 2016. It was part of an effort to get more women on U.S. currency and the plan was set to go into effect in 2020. The Trump administration said in 2019 that the change would be delayed until at least 2028 because of technical issues.