Census

As the former Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Congresswoman Maloney knows the importance of the census and other federal data programs. She fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate, and is working to ensure the 2020 census will be as well. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds.  In addition, Congresswoman Maloney is working to defend the American Community Survey and Economic Census and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which are among the most detailed and important surveys used by the public and private sectors.

Select Highlights

  • Preserved the SIPP during the Bush administration to ensure fair and thorough census data gathering: Congresswoman Maloney and her fellow colleagues, along with more than 440 social scientists, successfully urged the Bush administration to abandon its plans to eradicate the SIPP in 2007.

  • Former ranking member on Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census: As the former ranking member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Congresswoman Maloney fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate.

  • Cofounder and Chair of the Census Caucus: Congresswoman Maloney believes Congress needs to play an active role in maintaining accurate data collection for the national censuses. That is why she was a founder and co-chair of the Congressional Census Caucus.

 

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More on Census

Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act and the 2020 American Census Investment Act, today led 44 of her House colleagues in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demanding that he respond to Congressional inquires, including one sent by the Congresswoman and her colleague on June 28, regarding the discrepancies between the Secretary’s testimony and documents contradicting his assertion that the Justice Department initiated the request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the release of emails related to Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers want Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to clarify where a citizenship question on the 2020 census originated after newly released documents show he was seeking such a question early in Donald Trump’s presidency.

The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had a significant interest in adding a question asking about citizenship to the 2020 census months before the Department of Justice asked him to do so, newly disclosed documents show.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Following the announcement that President Trump will nominate Dr. Steven Dillingham to serve as the Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:

Jul 18, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021. He would oversee the next once-a-decade census that will determine how many seats in Congress each state receives and how hundreds of billions of tax dollars are distributed.

Jul 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), and Judy Chu (D-CA), along with 53 of their colleagues, on Thursday requested that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explain the contradictory and misleading statements he and other Trump Administration staffers made regarding the decision to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census.

Jul 2, 2018 In The News

Nearly 60 House Democrats signed on to a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross last week, asking him to explain contradicting statements over his decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author the of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi led 120 current House and Senate Democrats on an amicus brief submitted today in support of the New York State-led lawsuit seeking to stop the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Following a report from Science Magazine in which Thomas Brunell, President Trump’s initial pick to lead the Census Bureau, confirmed that the addition of the citizenship question was a political decision that will drive down census response rates and increase costs, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, released the following statement:

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