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

Mar 17, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Albert Wynn (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Thomas M. Davis (R-VA), Michael Turner (R-OH), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Chris Cannon (R-UT), Michael Honda (D-CA) and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 5599) to name the new state-of-the-art Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland Maryland, the “Thomas Jefferson Census Bureau Headquarters Building.”

Feb 4, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, praised the inclusion of full funding for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) in the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposal that was released today.  The Bush Administration has left funding for this important Census program out of previous budget proposals.

Oct 16, 2007 Press Release
“I especially want to thank outgoing Census Director Louis Kincannon, who has done an exemplary job leading the Census Bureau for the past five years.  This will likely be the last time you appear before us here, and I want to acknowledge your dedication and service. Thank you. 
Aug 28, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Vice Chair of the JEC, today reacted to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of its 2006 report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United State s. Although median household income rose slightly in 2006, after adjusting for inflation, the report showed that all but the richest of American households have seen their incomes decline since 2000.

Jul 26, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, praised the inclusion of full funding for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and funding for the 2010 Census Partnership Program, in the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that passed the House today.  The Bush Administration left the funding for these important Census programs out of its original budget proposal, and Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) was instrumental in securing this appropriation.

Jun 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, made the following statement today on the nomination of Steve Murdock as the new Census Director:
Jun 13, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, today praised the inclusion of full funding for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and funding for the 2010 Census Partnership Program, in the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  The Bush Administration left the funding for these important Census programs out of its original budget proposal, and Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) was instrumental in securing this appropriation.

May 31, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, today applauded the Administration’s decision to preserve the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which is used to analyze the effects of public policy on American families.  Last year, the Administration announced plans to do away with the important survey tool. 
Jan 30, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today was a good day for an accurate Census count in 2010, as well as a reprieve for a long standing government survey on poverty in America. On the brink of being underfunded and plunging into disarray shortly before the 2010 count, the House Appropriations Committee today proposed a much-needed infusion of funding in the budget for the Census Bureau.
Jan 12, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Census Bureau enters a crucial moment that will determine the accuracy of the 2010 count, Members of Congress are urging President Bush to quickly fill high-level vacancies at the Bureau with seasoned, non-partisan professionals (letter to president). Already facing severe budget cuts that may hamper its work, the Bureau has been in flux since Director Louis Kincannon and his top deputy, Hermann Habermann, abruptly resigned on the same day in November.

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