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

Dec 10, 2020 In The News

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday issued a subpoena to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross requiring him to produce by Dec. 21 documents related to data anomalies and delays associated with the 2020 Census.

Committee chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) said Ross had repeatedly ignored requests for information about the census, which has been at the center of political wrangling and litigation during much of President Trump’s tenure.

Dec 10, 2020 In The News

The congressional committee that oversees the Census Bureau issued a subpoena Thursday to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, seeking documents related to data irregularities that threaten to upend a yearend deadline for submitting numbers used for divvying up congressional seats.

Dec 7, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform met on Thursday to discuss data-processing errors that will make it impossible for the U.S. Census Bureau to deliver accurate state population totals by the statutory deadline of December 31. Those numbers are then essential to reapportionment efforts as the Census dictates how many seats each state has in the House and are used for redistricting efforts within each state.

Dec 2, 2020 In The News

Documents obtained by the House Oversight and Reform Committee confirm the Census Bureau may not be able to release a key set of numbers from this year's national head count until after the end of President Trump's term.

Dec 2, 2020 In The News

A senior House Democrat is threatening to subpoena Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the Commerce Department’s failure to release documents related to the 2020 Census, saying anomalies in the survey are “more serious than first reported” and blasting the department for ignoring requests for information.

In a scathing letter to Ross on Wednesday, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) said three internal documents showed that “career officials have now identified at least 15 anomalies that impact more than one million Census records.”

Dec 2, 2020 In The News

Internal U.S. Census Bureau documents indicate that it will be unable to meet a year-end deadline for handing in data used for allocating congressional seats as it deals with irregularities found in the numbers-crunching phase of the count, according to a Wednesday letter from the chair of the U.S. House committee that oversees the bureau.

Nov 30, 2020 In The News

The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to issue an immediate, sweeping ruling on President Donald Trump’s plans to exclude undocumented immigrants from the decennial census used to allocate House seats.

During an audio-only oral argument session that stretched to more than an hour and a half, there appeared to be few, if any, takers on the high court for Trump’s effort to leave all unlawful immigrants out of the critical count.

Nov 19, 2020 In The News

The director of the Census Bureau said Thursday that irregularities have been found during the numbers-crunching phase of the 2020 census, a development that jeopardizes the statistical agency’s ability to meet a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats.

Nov 19, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Census Bureau has determined it cannot put together the first set of results from this year's census by its Dec. 31 deadline. The bureau says it needs to resolve routine "processing anomalies."

So, the bureau is looking toward Jan. 26 as a new target date, according to a bureau employee who learned about the shift during an internal meeting Thursday and spoke to NPR on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation in the workplace.

Nov 19, 2020 In The News

The Trump administration has hit a new roadblock in its quest to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in census numbers for apportionment: The Census Bureau now says it will be unable to produce state population counts from the 2020 survey before President Trump leaves office on Jan. 20.

Bureau staffers told Commerce Department officials Wednesday that the data would not be ready until late January or possibly into February, according to people familiar with the discussions.