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H.R. 1083: Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019

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In which year should Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill — if at all?


Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist helped rescue more than 700 slavesduring the Civil War era. Her face was scheduled to appear on the front of the $20 bill starting in 2020.

She would have replaced President Andrew Jackson, the face of the bill since 1928 and a controversial choice. As president, he espoused racist views, established the Trail of Tears which killed thousands of Native Americans, and he also opposed paper money ...

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John Katko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019
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Feb 7, 2019

Introduced on Feb 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Feb 7, 2019

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