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Shaheen Gets Her Wish: Woman To Be Featured On New $10 Bill

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New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the U.S. Treasury Department's decision to feature a woman on a redesigned $10 bill will let young girls know that they too can grow up and "do something great for their country."

The Democrat, who earlier this year introduced legislation to put a woman on the $20 bill, said Wednesday that adding a woman to U.S. currency followed "a tremendous grassroots movement."

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation's paper money in more than a century.

The Treasury Department expects to unveil the new ten dollar note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

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