Poliquin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Put Women on Quarters

Federal representatives Bruce Poliquin (R) of Maine and Barbara Lee (D) of California introduced a bipartisan bill that would put the faces of famous women onto quarters as part of a similar commemorative collection as the ongoing state landmark initiative.

Lee initially approached Poliquin about the potential collaboration and he reportedly jumped at the opportunity. Poliquin named Margaret Chase Smith as a strong contender for Maine's coin. 

State governors or appointed officials in each state would consult with local women's organizations to make the selections of who will be featured. Only deceased women will be elligible for the honor. 

If approved, the first designs could enter circulation as soon as 2021. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the final determination of whether or not the honorary quarters will be allowed.