06.18.15

Daines Introduces Bill to Honor Jeannette Rankin on U.S. Currency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to require that former Montana Representative Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, be featured as the first woman on U.S. paper currency.

Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that it is taking nominations for the new face of the $10 bill. Daines introduced the “Celebrating the First Woman in Congress Currency Act” to require that Jeannette Rankin be the first woman on paper currency.

“Jeannette Rankin, a proud Montanan and the first woman to serve in Congress, has left a lasting mark on our nation’s democratic process,” Daines stated. She is a true example of America’s rich legacy of service and I urge the Treasury to make her the first woman to serve as the face of our paper currency.”

Since the Treasury’s announcement, Daines has used Twitter and Facebook to advocate for Rankin’s placement on U.S. currency and encouraged his fellow Montanans to do the same.

Montanans interested in sharing their support can use the hashtag #TheNew10 or share their comments on the U.S. Treasury website.

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