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

Apr 3, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, today announced that she will lead an amicus brief from members of Congress in support of the lawsuit led by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to prevent the politicization of the 2020 Census with the inclusion of a citizenship question.

Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act, today formally requested that House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Trey Gowdy (R-SC), hold a legislative markup on the 2020 Census IDEA Act.

Mar 29, 2018 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is calling for lawmakers to markup legislation she’s offered to stop the Department of Commerce from adding a last minute question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. 

Mar 27, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Late last night, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the latest in the Trump Administration’s  long string of actions meant to compromise and politicize the 2020 Census – he is adding a question about citizenship. I have been and will continue to fight this – the census is too important for political games.

Mar 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, released the following statement after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that a question regarding respondents’ citizenship status will be included on the 2020 decennial census.

Mar 27, 2018 In The News

Democrats are calling for the elimination of a question on citizenship slated to be placed on census forms starting in 2020, arguing that its addition is a "discriminatory decision" by the Trump administration.

The Democratic backlash follows the Department of Commerce's announcement that the citizenship question would be reinstated Mondayevening. 

Mar 20, 2018 In The News

Critics of a Department of Justice request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census are making a furious last-ditch effort to prevent it, saying it will make the decennial count less accurate and more expensive and expressing concerns that the count, which is meant to be nonpartisan, is being politicized by the Trump administration.

Feb 15, 2018 In The News

To the Editor:

Re “Census Sabotage,” by David Leonhardt (column, nytimes.com, Feb. 9): I couldn’t agree more about just how important the 2020 census is and what is at stake if we get it wrong.

With the next census just two years away, the Trump administration has still not nominated a director but has been filling traditionally nonpartisan positions with political hacks.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12),  Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and sponsor of the 2020 Census Investment Act; José E. Serrano (NY-15), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus; and Luis V.

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