Lew says he is sticking to plan to redesign $10 bill with woman

Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is sticking with his plan to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. He says he expects a final decision soon.

Lew announced last month that as part of a redesign of the $10 note, he hoped to put a woman on the bill. The department called for the public to weigh in on who should be honored.

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He said that Hamilton's image would be retained in some way on the redesigned bill.

The announcement to remove Hamilton triggered a public outcry. But Lew says he is moving forward with his plan.

"We are committed ... to making a decision to put a woman on our currency and will do it as soon as possible," Lew said.