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S. 872: 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.

The announcement of Tubman’s selection came in April 2016, during the closing months of the Obama Administration, yet the Trump Administration has other plans. Trump himself opposed Tubman’s selection. Trump has also named the populist and anti-establishment Jackson ...

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Jeanne Shaheen

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Mar 26, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 26, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 26, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 26, 2019

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