June 14,2019

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Wyden Statement on Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Testimony on Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin misled the House Financial Services Committee about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill:

“Reporting from the New York Times indicates that Secretary Mnuchin provided misleading testimony about the administration’s failure to meet the 2020 deadline to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Rather than technical delays, it appears the administration simply does not want to see an African-American woman placed on our currency. Congress needs answers about how far along the redesign was before Secretary Mnuchin blocked it.”