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

Feb 12, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Census that's used to set congressional districts and dole out hundreds of billions of dollars could be headed for a train wreck, lawmakers and a government watchdog warned Wednesday.

The Census, mandated by the Constitution to count everyone in America every 10 years, is already getting started but is falling behind on key steps meant to make sure it works, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Feb 12, 2020 In The News

With the start of the 2020 census just a month away for most U.S. residents, Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham is going to Capitol Hill to update lawmakers about the agency’s readiness for the federal government’s largest peacetime operation.

Lawmakers on Wednesday planned to question Dillingham about whether the bureau is finding enough workers to hire and about its outreach efforts to encourage every person to participate, particularly in minority communities.

Jan 11, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and that your 2020 has been off to a great start.

As we begin the new year, and the second session of the 116th Congress, I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to.

 

Opposing a War with Iran and Mistreatment of Iranian Americans

Dec 23, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

What a year we’ve had! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end. With a new year—and decade—ahead, I wanted to take a look back at all that we accomplished together this year. We got a lot done working for the American people, including:

Nov 27, 2019 Newsletter

 

Dear Friend,

I’m writing today to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and to give you an update on what I’ve been up to this (short) week ahead of the holiday.

 

Suing AG Barr and Sec. Ross

Nov 26, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday sued William P. Barr, the attorney general, and Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary, for refusing to produce subpoenaed documents regarding President Trump’s failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Nov 19, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, released the following statement in support of Governor Cuomo’s $60 million investment in 2020 Census outreach efforts.

 

Nov 12, 2019 In The News

A prominent GOP redistricting strategist had direct communication with an adviser to the Trump administration concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, newly released emails show.

The emails were released Tuesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which has been conducting a congressional investigation into the origins of the citizenship question that the Trump administration failed to add to forms for the upcoming national head count.

Nov 12, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Not only did the Trump administration lie about reasons for trying to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, but the question was vetted by Republican operatives who wanted to cut out Latinos and other minorities, new documents reveal.

The Supreme Court ruled over the summer that the Commerce Department and the Census Bureau could not add a citizenship question because it had violated rules to make such changes — and the reason it gave for doing so was phony.

Nov 8, 2019 In The News

Members of Congress are increasing pressure on social media companies to protect next year’s census from disinformation online, concerned that foreign governments and internet trolls could disrupt the 2020 enumeration.