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

Mar 14, 2000 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today applauded the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for ordering Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) President Matthew Glavin to "immediately cease and desist" from using a deceptive fund-raising letter which was disguised as an official mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mar 14, 2000 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

Census Day may be eighteen days away, but the Census has begun. Almost 100 million questionnaires are in the mail and 22 million more are being delivered by hand in rural areas. I received mine yesterday and I urge all Americans to fill out their questionnaire and mail it back.

Mar 9, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Census, highlighted a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released today that found that New York City stands to lose approximately $2.3 billion during the next decade if the Census Bureau is blocked from releasing the most accurate population data. In a press conference on Sunday, March 5, 2000 in Oakland, California, GOP Presidential candidate George W. Bush expressly stated that he supports the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership. The Republican leadership staunchly supports blocking the Census Bureau from releasing corrected census data.
Mar 8, 2000 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman, and welcome again Dr. Prewitt. I would like to thank you Dr. Prewitt for taking time out of what must be an incredibly busy schedule to appear before us today. As the Census Bureau begins the most intensive operations of the 2000 Census, Congress and the American public need to stay informed on the progress of the largest peace-time mobilization in American history. I'm happy to say that from reading your testimony Dr. Prewitt, it appears that the 2000 Census operations are on schedule and as of today there are no major problems.

Mar 8, 2000 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, Mrs. Maloney, and Members of the Subcommittee: I welcome this opportunity to report on the status of Census 2000. When I last testified, we were 53 days from Census Day, April 1. Now we are 24 days away and the clock is racing. Much has happened in the last month. The next few weeks will be the most demanding phase of Census 2000 thus far.

Mar 7, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, after months of dodging questions from the media and civil rights organizers, Governor George W. Bush finally clarified his position regarding what method of census counting he supports. At a 3/5/2000 press conference in Oakland, California, Governor Bush was asked if he supported the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership, and gave the following answer:
Mar 3, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the House Census Subcommittee, asked the Postmaster General to investigate, what seems to be a clear violation of federal law, mailings that are intended to resemble government documents. The letters were part of a fund-raising solicitation sent by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), the leading critic of the Census Bureau, to over a quarter-million households. The letters were sent in envelopes designed to look like official Census Bureau mailings and were timed to overlap with the Census Bureau's mailing out of the official census forms to every home in the country.

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL) and Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following joint statement:
Feb 17, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in an unprecedented move, the Governor of Arizona, Republican Jane Dee Hull, an avid supporter and the Chair of George W. Bush's Arizona Presidential campaign, went over the head of Arizona's Attorney General, Democrat Janet Napolitano, and sent a notice to the Voting Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department stating that Arizona is withdrawing its submission to the U.S. Justice Department of the state's anti- sampling law. Until today, Arizona had submitted for clearance, as is mandated under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its attempt to bar the use of modern statistical methods for re-districting Arizona's state and federal legislative district lines.

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