Census

Recruiting is already under way to work on the 2020 Census

The Census hires a variety of temporary jobs, included census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.

Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for more information


As the co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, Congresswoman Maloney is leading the charge to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds. 

Here are some of the actions Congresswoman Maloney has taken to protect the 2020 Census:

  • Helped secure an additional $1 billion for Census outreach.
  • Authored the 2020 Census IDEA Act (HR 732) to block citizenship question.
  • Led Amicus Brief signed by over 120 members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit to block the citizenship question.
  • Co-founded House Census Caucus to protect the 2020 Census from partisan attacks.

If you or someone know is interested in working on the 2020 Census, recruiting has already begun. Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for information.

Congresswoman Maloney previously served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census and fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate. 

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More on Census

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had a significant interest in adding a question asking about citizenship to the 2020 census months before the Department of Justice asked him to do so, newly disclosed documents show.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Following the announcement that President Trump will nominate Dr. Steven Dillingham to serve as the Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:

Jul 18, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021. He would oversee the next once-a-decade census that will determine how many seats in Congress each state receives and how hundreds of billions of tax dollars are distributed.

Jul 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), and Judy Chu (D-CA), along with 53 of their colleagues, on Thursday requested that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explain the contradictory and misleading statements he and other Trump Administration staffers made regarding the decision to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census.

Jul 2, 2018 In The News

Nearly 60 House Democrats signed on to a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross last week, asking him to explain contradicting statements over his decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author the of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi led 120 current House and Senate Democrats on an amicus brief submitted today in support of the New York State-led lawsuit seeking to stop the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Following a report from Science Magazine in which Thomas Brunell, President Trump’s initial pick to lead the Census Bureau, confirmed that the addition of the citizenship question was a political decision that will drive down census response rates and increase costs, 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:

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At today’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing about the 2020 Census, members expected to hear from and have the opportunity to question John Gore, the acting head of the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, and political appointee behind the department’s request to add a citizenship question to the census. However, Mr. Gore declined to appear before the committee. Given his absence, Congresswoman Carolyn B.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus, and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led a letter of all Oversight Committee Democrats requesting that the Department of Justice produce documents to explain why and how the department requested that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census.

Apr 11, 2018 In The News

Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department, which oversees the census, are expected to be grilled on Capitol Hill next month about the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census form. They are set to appear before lawmakers at a public hearing scheduled for May 8, according to a statement from Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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