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

May 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census subcommittee, offered the following comment after the House voted to de-fund the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (Roll Call #232:  232 - 190) :   “The Republicans have earned a reputation as the ‘do-nothing party’ and now they want to also be the ‘know-nothing party’. This vote repeals the work done by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama and six Congresses to modernize the Census, and does so without even a hearing or full debate.”
 

Apr 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census Subcommittee, today applauded Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves after he announced his departure from the Bureau to become Provost of Georgetown University.

Mar 28, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today issued the following statement on publication of the results of the 2010 Decennial Census.

“I along with many in New York are concerned that the results of the 2010 decennial census may not reflect the growth in the City that many of us believe occurred over the last ten years.  I am particularly concerned by the difference between the results of the Decennial Census in many of New York City’s communities and the estimates the Census Bureau made last year as to the City’s current population, as well as the difference between the 7.8% vacancy rate measured by the Census Bureau and the 2.7% vacancy rate found in the 2008 New York Housing and Vacancy Survey.

Dec 14, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reacted tonight to the defeat of S. 3167 in the House on a nearly party-line vote. The Senate companion to her bill (H.R. 4595, cosponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent, R-PA) would have made the Census Bureau director appointed to a five-year term and enable him or her to directly report to the Commerce Secretary to help protect the Bureau from the vagaries of year-to-year bureaucratic battles.

Dec 9, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney hailed Senate passage yesterday of legislation she co-authored with Sen. Tom Coburn, Sen. Tom Carper, and Rep. Charles Dent to reform the management of the U.S. Census.

"It's bipartisan, it's good government, it's scientific independence, it’s good management, and it's about time!" Maloney said. “This important reform ensures consistent professional management of this major scientific agency, and minimizes political interference of its vital Constitutional mission. I’m grateful to Senators Carper and Coburn for their bipartisan leadership this issue in the Senate. Now we in the House must commit to forward thinking to avoid problems in the run up to the 2020 census.”

Jun 8, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives Chairman Wm. Lacy Clay (R-MO), and Rep. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)  released the following statement regarding census look-alike mailings sent by the Republican National Committee.
Apr 26, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Chairman of its Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), today sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter asking for an investigation of the latest wave of mailings closely resembling census documents sent by the Republican National Committee.

Apr 6, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney and Wm. Lacy Clay which aims to prohibit non-government mailings that mimic the look-and-feel of official census forms was signed by President Obama today.
Mar 26, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, H.R. 4621, which aims to prohibit non-government mailings which mimic the look and feel of official census forms passed the Senate unanimously today. It had previously passed the House unanimously.

Mar 25, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON (Mar. 25, 2010) – Today,  Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Charlie Dent (R-PA), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the Census, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced the “Census Oversight Efficiency and Management Reform Act," H.R. 4945.  This bipartisan legislation would improve Census management challenges which arise from the fact that the Census operates on a constitutionally mandated ten-year cycle while Presidential administrations which oversee management of the Census operate on a four-year cycle. The bill strengthens Congressional oversight of the Census to help prevent operational problems that have emerged on the eve of the censuses in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, in part from a lack of steady leadership and management due to changes in Presidential administrations.

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