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

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At today’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing about the 2020 Census, members expected to hear from and have the opportunity to question John Gore, the acting head of the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, and political appointee behind the department’s request to add a citizenship question to the census. However, Mr. Gore declined to appear before the committee. Given his absence, Congresswoman Carolyn B.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus, and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led a letter of all Oversight Committee Democrats requesting that the Department of Justice produce documents to explain why and how the department requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census.

Apr 11, 2018 In The News

Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department, which oversees the census, are expected to be grilled on Capitol Hill next month about the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census form. They are set to appear before lawmakers at a public hearing scheduled for May 8, according to a statement from Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Apr 4, 2018 In The News

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding documents from Trump administration officials detailing their rationale for adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Director of the Census Bureau Ron Jarmin on Wednesday, ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and five other committee members requested documents before a briefing with the agencies on April 11.

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.

Apr 3, 2018 In The News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman formally announced on Tuesday that the state would be suing the Trump administration for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

The suit is part of a multistate legal challenge that includes attorneys general from 18 states, six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors, whom all argue that the question violates the U.S. Constitution and unfairly targets blue states with large immigrant populations. 

Apr 3, 2018 In The News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday aimed at blocking the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying such a question violates the U.S. Constitution’s mandate to count all persons.

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.

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