Senator Lankford Introduces Resolution to Support a Woman on the $20 Bill Instead of the $10 Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced a Senate resolution to support the removal of Andrew Jackson from the twenty-dollar bill, rather than change the ten-dollar bill. As president, Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policies led to the forced relocation of millions, and the death of thousands, of American Indians. In June, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a significant woman from American history would be placed on the ten-dollar bill. This denomination was selected because it is currently next on the Treasury’s list of paper currency to be redesigned. This resolution calls on the Administration to instead use the twenty-dollar bill and remove Jackson due to his inhumane Indian policies.
“The Administration has already announced they will place a woman on the ten-dollar bill in 2020,” said Lankford. “I support recognition of a historic American woman on the twenty-dollar bill and the removal of Andrew Jackson, since he began the Indian removal policies that forced thousands of American Indians off their ancestral homelands.”
The Treasury Department is seeking public input on which woman should be added to US currency. To learn more, click here.
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Senator Lankford serves as a Member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.