June 18, 2015

Brown Applauds Treasury's Move to Feature a Woman on New $10 Bill

New Bill Will Include Tactile Features for the Blind and Visually Impaired

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – today issued the following statement after U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s announced that a woman will be featured on the redesigned $10 bill. The new $10 bill will be issued in 2020 during the 100th anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

“America’s currency is one of the most visible means we have for commemorating our nation’s greatest leaders, and it’s about a time that a woman receives this honor,” Brown said. “There are too few reminders in our everyday lives of the tremendous contributions women have made in building and shaping our nation. In addition to ending the monopoly of men on our paper currency, the new bill will have tactile features to make it easier for millions of blind and visually impaired Americans to identify and organize their money.”

The Treasury Department is asking Americans to suggest possible symbols and notable women to include via the website TheNew10.Treasury.gov or through social media using the hashtag #TheNew10.