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

Mar 18, 2020 In The News

This year’s census has pulled up all boots on the ground, for now, as the Census Bureau announced Wednesday it had suspended field operations for the rest of the month due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The move puts increased emphasis on households to respond online, over the phone or by mail in the current phase of the census, which is trying to count more than 300 million people across the country over the next few months. 

Mar 18, 2020 In The News

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to temporarily suspend all field operations for the 2020 census for two weeks until April 1, the agency announced Wednesday in a statement on its website.

Mar 13, 2020 In The News

The Republican National Committee said Thursday that it would stop using the word “census” on mail solicitations and digital advertising, a practice Democratic lawmakers have called deceptive, especially during a decennial census year.

In a letter dated March 12, the RNC’s chief counsel, J. Justin Riemer, denied that the use of the term “census” was unlawful or misleading but agreed not to continue using it.

Mar 12, 2020 In The News

House Democrats on Thursday introduced two bills to penalize individuals for spreading misinformation about the upcoming 2020 census. 

Mar 5, 2020 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., far right, chair of the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters about the 2020 Census(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The Republican National Committee was urged Thursday to stop sending fundraising mail and making social media posts that resemble the census.

Mar 5, 2020 In The News

Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday demanded that the Republican National Committee (RNC) stop sending mailers labeled as a district "census" that could be misinterpreted as official census forms.

Mar 5, 2020 In The News

Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday demanded that the Republican National Committee (RNC) stop sending mailers labeled as a district "census" that could be misinterpreted as official census forms.

Feb 17, 2020 In The News

The 2020 Census is nearly upon us, and signs are emerging that the once-in-a-decade survey of the American population could experience some issues if the Census Bureau doesn’t start taking the technological elements of the operation more seriously — and fast.

Feb 17, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing this past week with representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau to examine preparedness for the 2020 Census. Data collection for the Census count has already begun in remote parts of Alaska, some initial mailings will go out mid-March, and the full count officially begins across the country on April 1.