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

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release

In response to reports that the Trump Administration’s top pick for deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau is Thomas Brunell, author of the book Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of the 2020 American Census Investment Act and co-chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement:

Oct 13, 2017 In The News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told members of Congress on Thursday that the 2020 Census will require significantly more funding than previously projected, in the face of anticipated low initial response rates, increased distrust of government, cybersecurity threats and technology challenges.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Keith Ellison (MN-5), Co-Chairs of the House Census Caucus, and Reps. Mark Takano (CA-41) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) were joined by civil rights groups as they announced a new effort to address the current severe underfunding of the Census Bureau. This announcement comes ahead of Secretary Ross’ testimony on Thursday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the 2020 census.

Aug 15, 2017 In The News

Lawmakers are raising alarm over whether the 2020 U.S. Census will be complete and accurate due to a lack of funding and leadership.

Thirty-two Democrats sent a letter on Tuesday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose department houses the Census Bureau, asking for the rapid appointment of a new bureau director and to ensure there’s enough money to complete the decennial survey.

Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, was joined by LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, and LGBTQ advocates to speak out against the Commerce Department’s decision to reverse its plan to add questions to the 2020 census regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The data collected from these questions are crucial in ensuring that members of the LGBTQ community are accurately counted and have fair and adequate access to the services and protections they need and deserve under the law and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions.

Dec 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11) and Keith Ellison (MN-5), led 13 of their colleagues in calling on the Committee on Appropriations to “provide an increased spending anomaly of $1.192 billion for the Periodic Censuses and Programs account within the U.S. Census Bureau, as indicated is necessary by the Office of Management and Budget,” in a letter today sent to Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey.

Aug 2, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and 12 co-sponsors today introduced a resolution supporting the importance of census surveys and the data they produce. In showing strong support for census programs, including the American Community Survey and the Economic Census, this resolution highlights the high value of the information provided to the nation in these surveys to both the public and private sectors. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate.
 

Jun 19, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), along with business and civil rights leaders today decried efforts to eliminate the U. S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, a long-form census survey conducted annually since 2005.

May 22, 2012 Press Release

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:

May 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census subcommittee, offered the following comment after the House voted to de-fund the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (Roll Call #232:  232 - 190) :   “The Republicans have earned a reputation as the ‘do-nothing party’ and now they want to also be the ‘know-nothing party’. This vote repeals the work done by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama and six Congresses to modernize the Census, and does so without even a hearing or full debate.”
 

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