Like Causes?

Install the App
TRY NOW

senate Bill S. 1613

Letting a Panel of Citizens Help Pick a Woman for the New $10 Bill

Argument in favor

U.S. currency almost exclusively features men. If the U.S. is going to add a woman to the $10 bill, the selection process should be inclusive. A citizen panel is a good way to accomplish that.

Donald's Opinion
···
09/26/2015
Alexander Hamilton should stay on the $10 bill. How about the $20 bill as Jackson was not one of the founding fathers of the USA..
Like (104)
Follow
Share
DonaldTrump's Opinion
···
10/09/2015
"I would put my daughter, Ivanka." [CNN's GOP Debate]
Like (40)
Follow
Share
Alis's Opinion
···
09/25/2015
Symbols make a difference. When women are NEVER included in civic honors, it sends a message to all women that we make no contribution of value and are unnecessary to civic life. (Note: most of the legislation passed by the US Congress since 2000 has shouted loudly that issues that most affect women & their children are not of importance to the nation!) Letting citizens, not the dysfunctional elected, make a choice that is meaningful to the citizenry is the only way to change this. Should any white privileged entitled male in the legislature allow it to happen.
Like (16)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Putting a woman on the $10 bill is a meaningless gesture. Even so, shouldn't we have professionals — not just random people — choosing who should grace the $10 bill?

BTSundra's Opinion
···
09/24/2015
Though there have been some great female leaders in the past, that's no reason to discredit males, especially our Founding Fathers. Alexander Hamilton (the guy in the 10 dollar bill) practically founded the current type of government we have, among other things. I see no reason we need to discredit him just to say we aren't "sexist" by putting a woman on the bill. Also, people say there aren't Women on currency, but Susan B. Anthony has a coin, as well as Sacagawea.
Like (34)
Follow
Share
Scott's Opinion
···
09/23/2015
I'd make it a panel of American Historians
Like (23)
Follow
Share
lcynicl's Opinion
···
09/23/2015
Leave it alone. We've got bigger fish to fry.
Like (14)
Follow
Share

What is Senate Bill S. 1613?

This bill would require the Dept. of the Treasury to pull together a panel of private citizens to give advice and make recommendations for choosing the woman who should replace Alexander Hamilton on $10 bills. 

In addition to making the panel of citizens, the Dept. of the Treasury would be required to consider input from the American people.

Impact

People who use $10 bills, people participating in the panel, famous and important women in history, Alexander Hamilton's descendants, and the Dept. of the Treasury.

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1613

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: Sponsoring Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced this bill to answer “those voices all across the country calling for the contributions of women to be honored on our paper currency.” Sen. Shaheen believes that future generations would benefit from this process:

“Young girls across this country will soon be able to see an inspiring woman on the ten dollar bill who helped shape our country into what it is today and know that they too can grow up and do something great for their country.”

The Dept. of the Treasury has already announced that they plan to design a new $10 bill in early 2015. This announcement outlined that the new bill should “express our American values” and center on the theme of democracy.


Of Note: A notable discussion surrounding the future of the $10 bill came about during  the September 2015 Republican presidential primary debate on CNN. Moderators asked each of the candidates what
woman they would choose to put on the new bill. 

Some candidates suggested figures from American history like Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony. Three candidates suggested civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and others chose world leaders like former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Mother Teresa. Two candidates opted to nominate either their wife or mother for the honor.

The lone female candidate in the Republican presidential field — former CEO Carly Fiorina — took a different approach, saying that she wouldn’t add a woman to the $10 or $20 bill, calling the idea a “gesture.” Fiorina added that:

“What I would think is that we ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group. Women are a majority of this nation, we are half the potential of this nation and this nation will be better off when every woman has the opportunity to live the life she chooses.”

Media:

Summary by Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: "US10dollarbill-Series 2004A". Licensed under Public Domain via Commons)

Official Title

A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel of citizens to make a recommendation to the Secretary regarding the likeness of a woman on the ten dollar bill, and for other purposes.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedJune 18th, 2015
    Alexander Hamilton should stay on the $10 bill. How about the $20 bill as Jackson was not one of the founding fathers of the USA..
    Like (104)
    Follow
    Share
    Though there have been some great female leaders in the past, that's no reason to discredit males, especially our Founding Fathers. Alexander Hamilton (the guy in the 10 dollar bill) practically founded the current type of government we have, among other things. I see no reason we need to discredit him just to say we aren't "sexist" by putting a woman on the bill. Also, people say there aren't Women on currency, but Susan B. Anthony has a coin, as well as Sacagawea.
    Like (34)
    Follow
    Share
    "I would put my daughter, Ivanka." [CNN's GOP Debate]
    Like (40)
    Follow
    Share
    I'd make it a panel of American Historians
    Like (23)
    Follow
    Share
    Symbols make a difference. When women are NEVER included in civic honors, it sends a message to all women that we make no contribution of value and are unnecessary to civic life. (Note: most of the legislation passed by the US Congress since 2000 has shouted loudly that issues that most affect women & their children are not of importance to the nation!) Letting citizens, not the dysfunctional elected, make a choice that is meaningful to the citizenry is the only way to change this. Should any white privileged entitled male in the legislature allow it to happen.
    Like (16)
    Follow
    Share
    Having it as a panel of historians or a national referendum would be better than clogging the legislative system with another bill.
    Like (15)
    Follow
    Share
    Leave it alone. We've got bigger fish to fry.
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    Yeah I don't see why we should give Andrew Jackson the honor of being on our currency, considering how he didn't even respect the powers of the checks and balances and the trail of tears business.
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    I don't think the $10 bill should be the bill to be redone because Jackson on the $20 bill wasn't a founding father and has a more questionable history. But women from our history are chronically underrepresented in our modern time and this is a great stepping stone.
    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
    Nope. Don't be a Dope.
    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
    Stop trying to destroy our heritage! This is another attempt to re-write history just like the common core propaganda. I am surprised some feel good liberal pinhead has not suggested Catlin Jenner.
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Really? Stop worrying who's on it and stop printing more of them!
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    Why not make a new bill - a $200 bill and put a famous woman on that? What good does it do to change a current bill?
    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
    The leftists in this country won't be happy until they erase every remaining memory of our Founding Fathers and all of our patriotic icons and traditions. They would also rewrite our Constitution, given the chance! Don't forget that the present POTUS is hell-bent on transforming America! And don't forget that every day is Opposite Day for the "Progressives". Ask yourself WHY they are so intent on changing even the face of our money!
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    Dumb
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    I agree that it should be Andrew Jackson who's replaced, but we have to start somewhere. Symbols are meaningful and our bills should reflect the people who have shaped our nation in the most positive ways. If they're changing the $10 bill instead of the $20 I'm sure there's too much bureaucracy behind that decision for us to change it by debating it in the comments. Better to begin with the $10 and hope that soon enough we can replace AJ too, knowing that there's a lot of popular support for that idea. For anyone who's worried that this is a meaningless gesture, vote YEA and then make it your business to contribute your own time or money to an organization you believe in.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    I support the current motion to take Jackson off the $20 bill and keep Hamilton on the $10 bill. Jackson was against a national bank and his crimes against the Native Americans are atrocious. I support putting Harriet Tubman or another female leader on the $20 bill instead.
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    Can we vote on something important???
    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
    "Boaty McBoatface" and Alexander Hamilton is the most deserving of any to be on American Currency. Put the chick on the $20 or, more efficiently, the $50.
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    A woman should be added to the $20 bill. Not only is more common and valuable, but Andrew Jackson was actively against paper money... The $10 bill on the other hand has Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of treasury and successful proponent of a national bank.
    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE