Census

Recruiting is already under way to work on the 2020 Census

The Census hires a variety of temporary jobs, included census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.

Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for more information


As the co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, Congresswoman Maloney is leading the charge to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds. 

Here are some of the actions Congresswoman Maloney has taken to protect the 2020 Census:

  • Helped secure an additional $1 billion for Census outreach.
  • Authored the 2020 Census IDEA Act (HR 732) to block citizenship question.
  • Led Amicus Brief signed by over 120 members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit to block the citizenship question.
  • Co-founded House Census Caucus to protect the 2020 Census from partisan attacks.

If you or someone know is interested in working on the 2020 Census, recruiting has already begun. Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for information.

Congresswoman Maloney previously served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census and fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate. 

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More on Census

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined the New York Immigration Coalition, 32BJ SEIU, elected officials and census advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.  They also called on the Trump Administration to drop its appeal of a court ruling that directed the Administration to remove the question. Congresswoman Maloney is the author of the Census IDEA Act, a bill that prohibit the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census.

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to appeal the court decision ordering the Commerce Department to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Rep. Maloney is the co-chair of the House Census Caucus, author the of the Census IDEA Act, and led an Amicus Brief of 126 former and current members in support of the suit against the citizenship question.

Jan 16, 2019 Press Release

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.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

When I was on the New York City Council, I used U.S. Census data to help me best represent my neighbors. The data allowed me to point to cold, hard facts when I was fighting for more funding, advocating for or against policies that would directly affect our community or writing legislation on behalf of everyone in the city.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters that she is re-introducing her bill, which was ignored by Republicans in 2017-2018 when they controlled the House of Representatives.

Jan 15, 2019 Press Release

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.

Jan 9, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Democrats, transitioning into the House majority, have quietly sent dozens of letters in recent weeks seeking documents and testimony from President Trump’s businesses, his campaign and his administration, setting the table for investigations that could reach the center of his presidency.

Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act and the 2020 American Census Investment Act, today led 44 of her House colleagues in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demanding that he respond to Congressional inquires, including one sent by the Congresswoman and her colleague on June 28, regarding the discrepancies between the Secretary’s testimony and documents contradicting his assertion that the Justice Department initiated the request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

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:

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

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.

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