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

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau. This letter is in response to Secretary Ross reaching out to Members of Congress asking them to become an “official partner of the 2020 Census” in order to ensure a full and accurate count.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, went to the House floor today to release documents directly linking Secretary Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census to Thomas Hofeller, known to the GOP has the Michelangelo of gerrymandering. The documents, which were discovered by a courageous woman and turned over to pro-bono lawyers working on the Common Cause v. Lewis case, show a direct link between the decision to add the question and partisan, political gerrymandering motivations. The communications in these documents completely invalidates the Administration’s claim that this question is needed to better enforce voting rights. Rep. Maloney met with the lawyers Tuesday morning.
Jun 14, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We had a good week in Washington, DC as two of my bills were passed by committees and will be heading to the House floor. But before I tell you more about that, I want to invite you to two events.
Jun 11, 2019 In The News
The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to uphold three district court decisions that ruled illegal the Commerce Department’s wish to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this ruling. Siding with the Trump administration would ignore the plain language of the law, make the decennial Census less accurate, deny some parts of the country adequate federal resources and deprive millions of Americans of fair representation.
May 31, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It has been a busy district work week here in NYC. After several weeks of votes in DC, it is great to have time to meet with constituents, receive updates on local projects and hear from community leaders. Here is a wrap up of these meetings and events.
May 31, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, gathered with census experts and community advocates in response to the revelation of documents showing that a Republican gerrymandering expert was the driving force behind the Trump Administration’s unconstitutional attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census. The coalition of census advocates called for increased federal resources and state funding in the communities the Trump Administration aims to undercount. Our democracy depends on a full and accurate count of our nation’s residents and the Trump Administration cannot be allowed to compromise that.
May 30, 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 response to revelation of documents showing that a Republican gerrymandering expert was the author of the census citizenship question: 

May 29, 2019 In The News
$73 billion per-year or $2,700 per New Yorker -- that’s how much money could be at risk if New York City's population isn’t properly counted in the upcoming 2020 census. "Everyone must be counted. Not just citizens, not just legal residents but everyone,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
May 28, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Today, at the request of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held a field hearing titled “Getting Counted: The Importance of the Census to State and Local Communities” during which experts testified to how census data is used by state and local communities and the efforts of governments, non-profits, and businesses to make sure everyone is counted.
May 24, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, First, I would like to wish you and your families a Happy Memorial Day as we honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend this country. Second, I would like to announce that that I've been working with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to host a hearing on the 2020 Census here in NYC. It will take place this Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm at LaGuardia Community College's The Little Theater. If you can't join us, live stream here. I also want to give you a run down on what I was up to in Washington, DC this week.