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 7, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, praised the Census Bureau's decision to finally release estimates on the Hispanic subgroup based on the Census 2000 long form data. Because the Census Bureau changed the Hispanic origin question from the 1990 census to the 2000 census without first testing it, the number of persons listing a subgroup (such as "Mexican," Salvadoran," and "Dominican") went down dramatically. Representatives Maloney, Serrano (D-NY), Rangel (D-NY), Waxman (D-CA), Davis (D-IL), and Gonzales (D-TX) urged Director Kincannon to release the information.
Apr 9, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former Ranking member of the House subcommittee on the Census, introduced H.R. 1619, the "Census of Americans Abroad Act" last week.

Mar 12, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, former ranking member of the House Census Subcommittee released the following statement regarding the Census Bureau's announcement today:

Feb 21, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Danny Davis (D-IL), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Charles Gonzales (D-TX) released a report conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) on the failure of the Census Bureau to count accurately Hispanic subgroups in the 2000 Census. The report is titled, "Decennial Census: Methods for Collecting and Reporting Hispanic Subgroup Data Need Refinement."

Feb 21, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) released a Report prepared by the General Accounting Office (GAO) on the Census Bureau's decision not to release data gathered during the 2000 Census on people without conventional housing. The report is titled, "Decennial Census: Methods for Collecting Data on the Homeless and Others without Conventional Housing Refinement."

Dec 12, 2002 Press Release

Rep. Henry A. Waxman and ten other Democratic members of the House Committee on Government Reform today released a preliminary analysis of adjusted data from the 2000 Census in a letter to Speaker Hastert and Minority Whip Elect Pelosi. A copy of the letter and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min

Dec 12, 2002 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee, joined Rep. Henry Waxman (CA), the ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Government Reform, and eight other Democratic members of the Committee today in the release of a preliminary analysis of corrected data from the 2000 Census. A copy of the analysis and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min.

Dec 5, 2002 Press Release

Today, the Commerce Department released adjusted census data to Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and the thirteen other Democratic members of the House Government Reform Committee.

Nov 22, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee, hailed the Justice Department's announcement that the government will not seek an appeal of the 9th Circuit decision to uphold a FOIA request for corrected 2000 Census data.
Jun 20, 2002 Press Release

WASHINGTON: In response to today's Supreme Court decision on the U.S. Census, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), former ranking member of the House Census subcommittee released the following statement:

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