More on Census Reform for the 2020 Census
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement upon release by the U.S. Census Bureau of the “Census Coverage Measurement,” a statistical survey whose results are measured against actual census data in order to measure efficiency of the decennial Census:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney hailed Senate passage yesterday of legislation she co-authored with Sen. Tom Coburn, Sen. Tom Carper, and Rep. Charles Dent to reform the management of the U.S. Census. "It's bipartisan, it's good government, it's scientific independence, it’s good management, and it's about time!" Maloney said. “This important reform ensures consistent professional management of this major scientific agency, and minimizes political interference of its vital Constitutional mission. I’m grateful to Senators Carper and Coburn for their bipartisan leadership this issue in the Senate. Now we in the House must commit to forward thinking to avoid problems in the run up to the 2020 census.”
WASHINGTON (Mar. 25, 2010) – Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Charlie Dent (R-PA), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the Census, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced the “Census Oversight Efficiency and Management Reform Act," H.R. 4945. This bipartisan legislation would improve Census management challenges which arise from the fact that the Census operates on a constitutionally mandated ten-year cycle while Presidential administrations which oversee management of the Census operate on a four-year cycle. The bill strengthens Congressional oversight of the Census to help prevent operational problems that have emerged on the eve of the censuses in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, in part from a lack of steady leadership and management due to changes in Presidential administrations.
WASHINGTON – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Jim Gerlach (R-PA) have introduced HR 1254, “The Restoring the Integrity of American Statistics Act.” The bill would remove the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department and make it a separate, independent agency similar to NASA or the National Archives. “The Census Bureau’s work is scientific: it requires careful, thoughtful planning by those who know how best to perform this huge undertaking. The work is too important to be a stepchild of a larger organization—buffeted by year-to-year budget whims and political storms that every Cabinet agency is subject to,” Maloney said. “Elevating the Census Bureau to the status of an independent body will allow it to conduct its ten-year planning, testing and execution process without interference.”
Rep. Maloney Statement on Republican Census Press Event: “It’s like an episode of Seinfeld: It’s about nothing.”
WASHINGTON—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement in response to House Republicans’ census press event this morning: "House Republicans borrowed a page from Seinfeld today: they made a show about nothing. Even though the White House issued a statement saying that they were NOT proposing removing the Census from the Department of Commerce or directing the Census from the White House, today House Republicans had a press event to decry what ISN’T happening. And when questioned with that fact during the event, the Republicans effectively said ‘So what? We still want to investigate it.’ ”
WASHINGTON—In a letter to House Republican members participating in today’s press event, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) thanked Majority Leader John Boehner and OGR Ranking Member Darryl Issa and other Republicans for their praise for her independent census legislation at a news conference earlier today.
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced landmark legislation to elevate the Census Bureau to the status of an Independent Agency in the federal government hierarchy, moving it outside the bowels of the massive Commerce Department. Joining Maloney as original cosponsors the “Restoring the Integrity of American Statistics Act of 2008”, H.R. 7069 are Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), William Clay (D-MO), Michael Honda (D-CA), and Henry Waxman (D-CA).