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. 

For other legislation and related documents click here.

More on Census

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.
Mar 10, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney which aims to ban non-government mailings which mimic the look and feel of official census forms passed the House today unanimously, 416-0. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll097.xml
Mar 4, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to prevent direct mailings that are deliberately designed to look similar to official U.S. Census mailings-- sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)-- was unanimously reported out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today and sent to the House floor.
Feb 10, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As the constitutionally-mandated 2010 Census begins, mailings with bold lettering saying "Do Not Destroy", "Official Document" and "Census Document Registered To:" on the outer envelope have been received in areas ranging from Georgia to Colorado to Montana that are NOT from the Census bureau but from the Republican National Committee among other groups. What’s more, these envelopes often do not carry any return address, further camouflaging the fact that the mailing is not associated with the U.S. Census Bureau in any way.
Dec 16, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study they requested that identifies how many federal dollars are distributed in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to localities using U.S. Census data for the ten largest federal programs.

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