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

Jul 19, 2021 In The News

President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary misled Congress about why he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, but Trump’s Justice Department decided not to prosecute.

Apr 26, 2021 In The News

The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled its state-by-state apportionment data on Monday, laying out the population totals after unprecedented disputes over the proper role of the decennial count and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 20, 2021 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push that failed during the previous administration to extend the deadlines for reporting 2020 census results after the pandemic and Trump officials' interference disrupted the count.

If passed, two bills introduced Tuesday could help shield the U.S. Census Bureau from any questions about the legality of numbers and other data it is set to release months after current federal law says they are due.

Jan 18, 2021 In The News

Facing criticism that he was acceding to President Donald Trump’s demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he planned to resign with the change in presidential administrations.

Dillingham said in a statement that he would resign on Wednesday, the day Trump leaves the White House and President-elect Joseph Biden takes office. Dillingham’s term was supposed to be finished at the end of the year.

Jan 18, 2021 In The News

The embattled director of the U.S. Census Bureau is resigning in the wake of allegations that he had supported a partisan push to deliver data on undocumented immigrants to President Trump before the president leaves office.

Steven Dillingham’s resignation will be effective Wednesday, according to a farewell message he sent to the bureau staff, posted on the agency’s website Monday.

Jan 16, 2021 In The News

Outgoing President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census totals used to apportion congressional seats is officially dead.

The Census Bureau announced Saturday that data on apportionment — and a related calculation of the number of undocumented immigrants Trump has specifically requested — would not be released until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. Biden has said he opposed Trump’s efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants, who have historically been included.

Jan 16, 2021 In The News

A high-stakes, six-month battle over who should be counted for representation in Congress ended quietly in a judge’s chamber Friday night when the Trump administration agreed not to release any population numbers from the 2020 Census for congressional apportionment or redistricting before the president leaves office.

Jan 15, 2021 In The News

Government attorneys and municipalities fighting over the 2020 census asked a judge Friday to put their court case on hold, as Department of Justice attorneys confirmed the Census Bureau for now will not release numbers that could be used to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of divvying up congressional seats.

Jan 12, 2021 In The News

Data from the 2020 Census will likely not be provided to Congress until March due to analysis delays caused by various global events as well as problems with some of the information collected, the Trump administration said on Monday after missing a deadline.

The Associated Press reported that Justice Department attorneys told a court that it will take until at least March 6 to fix anomalies discovered last year during an already shortened analysis period.

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.