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Harriet Tubman $20 Bill April 21, 2016
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"Mr. Speaker, yesterday Secretary of the Treasury Lew announced that for the first time U.S. paper currency will feature portraits of great American women. I am very proud that a Maryland native, an abolition hero, Harriet Tubman, was selected to be the new face on the $20 bill."
National Women’S History Month March 17, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"President Jimmy Carter announced for the first time that March 2-8, 1980, would be designated as National Women’s History Week. He urged libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus on leaders who struggled for equality: Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cody Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul. In 1981, the cause gained further momentum when an unlikely partnership between then-Representative Barbara Mikulski and Senator Orrin Hatch cosponsored a congressional resolution for National Women’s History Week. And 6 short years later, National Women’s History Week became National Women’s History Month. And last November, Senator Mikulski was awarded the Nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in part for her work on equal pay for women—what an honor."
Harriet Tubman March 10, 2016
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"Mr. President, I rise to honor the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman on Harriet Tubman Day. Harriet Tubman is a true trailblazer and one of the most inspiring people in the history of our Nation and in the history of the State of Maryland."
Black History Month February 25, 2016
Tim Scott, R-SC
"Mr. President, as we celebrate Black History Month, we remember so many trailblazers. From William Flora’s heroism during the American Revolution, to Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, the contributions of Black Americans throughout our Nation’s history are great. But they are not limited to the names and stories we all know—every family has their legend, their groundbreaker."
Black History Month February 11, 2016
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"This February we highlight the titans of African-American history: Marylanders such as Harriet Ross Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall; icons, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Dorothy Height; and contemporary heroes, such as John Lewis and Mae Jemison."

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