Every so often a Republican lawmaker makes a push to get President Ronald Reagan on some kind of U.S. currency. A hero to conservatives, Reagan has been tossed out there to take the place of Hamilton, Jackson and Roosevelt on the $10 and $20 bills and the dime, respectively. None of those efforts made the cut. In fact, the dime proposal was quashed largely because Nancy Reagan publicly opposed of the measure.
Things are heating up again with a push led by Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina. This time they have the $50 bill in their sights, and with it the legendary Union Army General and 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant.