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

Sep 11, 2020 In The News

A federal court ruled against President Trump’s attempt to not count undocumented immigrants for the purpose of reapportioning congressional seats after the 2020 Census, saying Thursday it violated the law.

“The Presidential Memorandum violates the statute governing apportionment because, so long as they reside in the United States, illegal aliens qualify as ‘persons’ in a ‘State,’” the judges wrote.

Trump’s July memorandum was met with legal action from several groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Sep 10, 2020 In The News

Even though a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to halt winding down the 2020 census for the time being, supervisors in at least one California office have been instructed to make plans for laying off census takers, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press.

Sep 10, 2020 In The News

A federal court on Thursday blocked a memorandum signed by President Trump seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census for apportionment, saying such action would violate the statute governing congressional apportionment.

A special three-judge panel out of New York wrote that the president’s argument that undocumented immigrants should not be counted runs afoul of a statute saying apportionment must be based on everyone who is a resident of the United States.

Sep 4, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend, 

 

Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, I want to thank every union member, essential worker, and employee who deserves a union for their work keeping our country going during this unprecedented time. Unions and laborers built this country and every employee deserves representation to ensure safe and fair workplaces.

 

Sep 4, 2020 In The News

The deadline to fill out the U.S. Census is Sep. 30, but much of New York’s population remains uncounted – particularly its low-income neighborhoods. According to the CUNY Mapping Service’s Census Tracking Project, the statewide response rate is 61 percent, compared to the national average of 64.9 percent – as of Aug. 31. If this trend continues, the federal government will drastically cut New York’s funding for education and crucial social services over the next ten years.

Sep 2, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, the Honorable John Blasco, Marielle Villar Martiney from the Good Old Lower East Side organization, Coalition for a District Alternative, and The Loisaida Center for a march, bringing awareness to the importance of filling out the 2020 Census. 

Sep 2, 2020 In The News

A Census Bureau analysis has concluded that its curtailed schedule for the 2020 census increases the risk of "serious errors" in the results for the national head count, according to an internal bureau document obtained by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

The document — a slide deck dated Aug. 3 and marked "Not for Public Distribution" — warns that "serious errors discovered in the data may not be fixed — due to lack of time to research and understand the root cause or to re-run and re-review one or multiple state files."

Sep 2, 2020 In The News

To meet an end-of-the-year deadline, some steps in the numbers-crunching phase of the 2020 census will need to be cut and that could increase the risk for errors, according to an internal U.S. Census Bureau document made public Wednesday by House Democrats.

The internal document released by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform says that some efforts to meet the Dec. 31 deadline for turning in numbers used for redrawing congressional districts “represent abbreviated processes or eliminated activities that will reduce accuracy.”

Sep 2, 2020 In The News

The Census Bureau is concerned about errors and inaccuracies threatening its decennial count, according to an internal document made available by House Democrats, as the agency attempts to complete its work under a compressed time frame. 

Aug 24, 2020 In The News

The Census Bureau has halved the time it has for combing through data from 2020 census results in a verification process that weeds out duplicate responses and finds people who never responded — a step experts say is key to an accurate count.

Under pressure from the Trump administration to end the count early, the agency will conclude all enumeration efforts on Sept. 30, and then comb through data before wrapping up the whole process by Dec. 31 — half the time the agency originally anticipated after delaying its initial schedule because of the pandemic.