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.
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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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Carolyn. B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, today hosted a meeting for Members of Congress and Census advocates to discuss the impact following a federal judge’s ruling ordering the Trump Administration to remove a citizenship question from the 2020 Census as well as next steps congress can take to protect the ruling. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Member of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, released the following statement following the court decision in the New York State led lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s decision to add a question on citizenship to the census. The Congresswoman led a Amicus Brief from 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the State of NY, 17 other states and the District of Columbia in this case.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the release of emails related to Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers want Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to clarify where a citizenship question on the 2020 census originated after newly released documents show he was seeking such a question early in Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had a significant interest in adding a question asking about citizenship to the 2020 census months before the Department of Justice asked him to do so, newly disclosed documents show.
Following the announcement that President Trump will nominate Dr. Steven Dillingham to serve as the Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.
If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021. He would oversee the next once-a-decade census that will determine how many seats in Congress each state receives and how hundreds of billions of tax dollars are distributed.
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), and Judy Chu (D-CA), along with 53 of their colleagues, on Thursday requested that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explain the contradictory and misleading statements he and other Trump Administration staffers made regarding the decision to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census.