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.

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  • 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

Sep 28, 1999 Press Release
  • On September 22, 1999 the GAO released a report which verified the accuracy of the Census Bureau's financial plan for the 2000 Census.

  • With less than 200 days until Census Day 2000, the Census Bureau needs to buy advertising time, and recruit and interview over 3 million prospective employees in order to hire 860,000 enumerators to actually do the Census. The Bureau needs and deserves funding which is adequate consistent, and predictable.

  • The GAO found the Census Bureau to be helpful, open, and meticulous in sharing information. They that the Census Bureau has crafted itself a smart, timely, and conservative plan for operating the 2000 Census.
Sep 28, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Mr. Blackwell spent this past weekend in California busy campaigning for his Republican presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes. Maybe if Mr. Blackwell were focused on attending to just one of his two day jobs, he would have noticed that his office released an irrelevant report to the Congress on the 2000 Census. There are three reasons why this report is irrelevant :

Sep 23, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney released the following statement upon the release of GAO's review of the Census Bureau's budget request:
Jul 22, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during the House subcommittee markup of the Commerce-Justice-State spending bill, the Republican leadership will reportedly own up to the crisis that they created and declare a budget emergency to fully fund the 2000 Census.
Mar 2, 1999 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Davis, thank you for this opportunity to present and answer questions on the Census 2000 Operation Plan, first sent to you six weeks ago, and now refined to incorporate the evaluation based on the Census Bureau's Dress Rehearsal experience. I have submitted written testimony, and will now more briefly comment on issues raised in the letter of invitation to appear before this Subcommittee.

Feb 13, 1998 Press Release
Yesterday, the Democratic members of the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight announced the appointment of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) as Ranking Democratic Member of the new Subcommittee on the Census. Maloney has been fighting for an accurate count in the 2000 census in an effort to ensure that New York gets fair treatment. The 1990 census undercounted New York State population by 277,000 with 244,00 undercounted in New York City alone.
Feb 12, 1998 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Census Caucus is blasting a lawsuit filed today seeking to tie the 2000 Census up in court long enough to prevent the use of statistical methods to correct the undercount of the nation's poor, and minorities.