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

Jul 25, 2000 Press Release

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census subcommittee released the following statement on the Republican Majority's allegations of procedural violations and fraud in several Local Census Offices.

Jun 29, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - On Friday, June 23, the House of Representatives voted down an amendment that included significant cuts in the Census Bureau's budget after Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D - Manhattan, Queens) led opposition to it. The amendment, which was introduced by Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), failed by a vote of 145-223.

Apr 25, 2000 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, (D -NY) Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee, demanded that Jim Nicholson and the Republican National Committee stop the shameless use of the Census to raise funds for the RNC and asked the US Postal service to investigate the solicitation. Below is her Statement:
Apr 5, 2000 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman. And welcome to our witnesses Dr. Prewitt, from the Census Bureau, and Mr. Mihm, from GAO. I've seen so much of you lately, it seems like we're becoming old friends.

Apr 4, 2000 Press Release
In today's Washington Post, David Broder reports that Senator Lott and Governor Bush "retreated part-way from their positions about" the Census. But Rep. J. C. Watts of Oklahoma, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, blamed the bureaucracy for including questions that "have raised an unprecedented level of concern," and other Republicans said they would introduce legislation to make responding to the census voluntary, rather than requiring it by law. (4/4/00)
Apr 3, 2000 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, (D -NY) Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the "report" released today by the Southeastern Legal Foundation:
Apr 1, 2000 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee, issued the following statement:
Mar 29, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON--- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee today praised Americans for completing the census questionnaire and urged Americans who have not filled out the form to do so soon.
Mar 27, 2000 Press Release
The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has issued an opinion that they will use corrected census numbers to determine whether state redistricting plans are in compliance with the Voting Rights Act - and will view as suspect states' use of uncorrected numbers.
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.

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