Sorry, George—no makeover for you

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George just doesn't get respect. The $1 bill hasn't had a real makeover since 1929, and it doesn't look like the bill will be enjoying a new look anytime soon.

The $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills have all been revamped in the last decade, mostly to prevent counterfeiting. But the new spending bill passed last week has once again excluded the $1 bill from a redesign, according to the National Journal.

(Read more: US lawmakers unveil $1.1 trillion spending bill)

Over the last several years, Congress and the president have prevented the Treasury Department from using its funds to refurbish the dollar bill. Law enforcement agencies have argued that criminals are more attracted to bills with a larger value.

Another big opponent to the overhaul has been the vending industry, which has said it would cost too much to redesign machines to identify the new bills.

Click here to read the full story on National Journal.

—By CNBC.com.

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