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The Treasury Department inspector general’s office said it will in why the trump administration delayed the redesign of the $20 bill, which would have replaced the image of President Andrew Jackson with a abolitionist and runaway slave Harriet Tubman.
In a Friday letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, inspector General rich Delmar, said his office would consider the matter as part of another examination, to begin the about.
Schumer had asked the watchdog to look in the Department, the decision to delay the redesign,” including any involvement by the White house.” In his original letter, he noted, to replace “during his campaign, President Trump referred to efforts of President Jackson’s portrait on the front of the 20-Dollar bill as a” pure political correctness.'”
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The Senate minority leader said on Monday he was “delighted” by the Department of the decision for the conduct of the examination and added that he hoped it would be “carried out in a timely fashion.” Delmar ‘ s letter pointed out that the assessment would take “approximately” 10 months.
Harriet Tubman, picture circa 1885.
(U.S. National Park Service)
“There are no women, no people of color on our paper currency, Schumer added today, although they make up a significant majority of our population”. “The motivation for the trump card-the government’s decision to delay the release of the new note was declared not credible, and the inspector general’ s report you have to the bottom of this.”
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The redesign was initially scheduled for 2020, but the Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin said last month it would be able to be designed to be delayed, so the $10 bill and the $50 bill new to do in the first place for safety reasons it is more difficult for the bills forged.
“It is my job to focus now what is the Problem of counterfeiting and security features,” Mnuchin, the legislature at the time said. “The final decision on the redesign down will most likely be another Secretary in the road.”
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Last week Mnuchin, said comments, that the process is delayed, is aware of were “totally absurd.”
Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and played an important role in the Underground Railroad. Historians, she said, the guide has helped over 300 slaves into freedom and was as a spy and scout for the Union army during the civil war.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.