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

Oct 24, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) honored the 25th Anniversary of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), a survey which the U.S. Census bureau established in 1983.
Sep 29, 2008 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced landmark legislation to elevate the Census Bureau to the status of an Independent Agency in the federal government hierarchy, moving it outside the bowels of the massive Commerce Department.  Joining Maloney as original cosponsors the “Restoring the Integrity of American Statistics Act of 2008”, H.R. 7069 are Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced landmark legislation to elevate the Census Bureau to the status of an Independent Agency in the federal government hierarchy, moving it outside the bowels of the massive Commerce Department.  Joining Maloney as original cosponsors the “Restoring the Integrity of American Statistics Act of 2008”, H.R. 7069 are Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), William Clay (D-MO), Michael Honda (D-CA), and Henry Waxman (D-CA).
Jun 10, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) delivered the following prepared remarks at today’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, “2010 Census: Assessing the Census Bureau’s Progress”:
Jun 3, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Tom Davis (R-VA), Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), Michael Honda (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Michael Turner (R-OH), to name the new state-of-the-art Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland Maryland the “Thomas Jefferson Census Bureau Headquarters Building” passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. 

May 14, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2008 Emergency Supplemental Act. 

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.

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