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 5, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This weekend, Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, U.S. Rep Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), took advantage of President Bush's visit to the Democratic Congressional working retreat in Farmington, PA by asking the President whether he would make a commitment not to interfere with the use of more accurate, modern scientific methods in the upcoming census. President Bush responded, as did his Commerce Secretary-Designee Don Evans many weeks ago, by stating that he needed more information about the Census before he could answer Maloney's question.

Jan 22, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, released the following letter today to Commerce Secretary Don Evans on press reports that Tom Hofeller, the RNC's redistricting expert is being considered by the Bush administration for Census Director.

Jan 8, 2001 Press Release

The United States Supreme Court today told the Republican dominated Virginia State legislature that it will not approve its attempt to avoid accurately counting Virginia's Black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian Population.

Jan 3, 2001 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, released the following statement today on the new Adminstrations continued efforts at ducking the releaon the release of the first numbers from the 2000 Census.

Dec 28, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, released the following statement today on the release of the first numbers from the 2000 Census.

Dec 20, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, issued the following statement upon the nomination by President-Elect Bush of his campaign Chairman Don Evans as Commerce Secretary.

Oct 18, 2000 Press Release

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a unanimous three judge opinion has told Virginia that it will not approve its attempt to avoid accurately counting Virginia's Black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian Population.

Sep 28, 2000 Press Release

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Commerce Department's announcement today, that they have put in place a new rule returning to the Census Bureau the ability to decide whether or not to issue corrected Census data for the 2000 Census.

Sep 27, 2000 Press Release
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Census Bureau's announcement today projecting a budget surplus of over 300 million dollars for the 2000 Census.
Sep 26, 2000 Press Release
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, released the following statement on today's announcement by the Census Bureau that the poverty rate is at a 20-year low and household income is at record highs.

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