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.
What is Senate Bill S. 1613?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 1613
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
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.
“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.”
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)
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.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsIntroducedJune 18th, 2015
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