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.

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  • 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 5, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – and the Congressional Census Caucus sent a letter to House Leadership and appropriators urging them to ensure the United States Census Bureau receives robust funding in the next spending package to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The letter, led by Tri-Caucus Chairs Rep. Judy Chu (CAPAC), Rep. Karen Bass (CBC), and Rep. Joaquin Castro (CHC) and Census Caucus Co-chair Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and signed by a total of 87 Members of Congress, requests “a full year allocation that at minimum matches the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved amount of $7.284 billion for Periodic Censuses and Programs, including $6.696 billion for the 2020 Census, and that ideally is closer to the House approved levels of $8.175 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively.” This funding should be in addition to the $1.02 billion that will be carried over from FY 2019 to FY 2020.
Sep 6, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I had a great last week of the August District Work Period here in NYC and I’m ready to get back to Washington, DC on Monday to continue our work in holding the Trump Administration accountable and working on issues that are important to our community and city. Below are some highlights from the week.
Jul 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Another week has come and gone, and I wanted fill you in on what I’ve been up to.
Jul 12, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week was a good week. The President finally abandoned his racist, illegal attempt to rig the census, the House passed my Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, and we passed, by an overwhelming vote of 402-12, the Never Forget the Heroes Act to make permanent and fully fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

These are big wins for the people, for democracy, for working families, and for our 9/11 first responders and survivors.


It’s Official: No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

Jul 3, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Ahead of tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations, I wanted to take the time to send out my weekly update. It may have been a shorter work week, but it was busy nonetheless.
Jul 2, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus, who today sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to begin printing the 2020 Census without the citizenship question, released the following statement when it was reported the bureau will do just that.
Jul 2, 2019 In The News
The Trump administration abandoned its hard-fought plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court challenged its purpose, a win for immigrant-rights groups and Democrats who claimed the query was designed to dilute their power.
Jul 2, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, today was joined by her colleagues in telling Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that he must not delay printing the 2020 Census as per President Trump’s tweets, because the U.S. Congress has no intention of changing the law which mandates the census start on April 1, 2020.
Jul 2, 2019 In The News
The Trump administration appears to have missed its own deadline Monday to start the printing of paper forms and other mailings that will play a key role in next year's constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S.
Jun 28, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I hope you had a good week – I know I had a busy one with some key wins in Washington, DC – in Congress and at the Supreme Court. I’m thrilled to share good news on our fights to fully fund and make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and to ensure a full, fair, and accurate 2020 Census. This week, I also gathered with my colleagues to celebrate growing bipartisan support for a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum, the House passed the SAFE Act – a bill to better secure our elections against foreign interference, and I offered my Federal Employee Paid Leave Act as an amendment to the NDAA. More on all this below.