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

Apr 17, 2002 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee released the following statement in response to news reports that the Bush Administration's Census Bureau has already decided it will not even try to correct the 2010 Census:

Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee - responded today to a federal court ruling in Oregon that ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to release its statistically corrected count of U.S. residents:

Oct 17, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After today's announcement from the Bush administration that it was not correcting the Census, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:

Aug 7, 2001 Press Release
NEW YORK, City Hall: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) spoke out today, with New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and a host of civil rights advocates, calling for federal hearings and an investigation into the Bush administration's refusal to release Census data that could prevent the loss of, at a minimum, $850 million to New York City in federal funding over the next ten years. The group sent this urgent request to Senators in Washington who could investigate the administration's actions immediately.
Jul 27, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After learning that the Bush Administration has nominated Lou Kincannon to become the next Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
Jul 18, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected on a party-line vote an amendment authored by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to ask the Census Bureau to release data about the count of America's homeless.
Jul 18, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, an amendment submitted by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) that requires the Census Bureau to start planning to count Americans Abroad as part of the 2010 Census passed in the House. The amendment to the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill for FY 2001 allocates $2.5 million for the Census Bureau to begin planning to include private citizens living aboard in the 2010 decennial census.

Jul 18, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Statement by Rep. Maloney upon tie vote on her amendment to the 2002 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill.
Jun 27, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An article that appeared in today's The New York Times details how the rewording of a question on the 2000 Census form about Hispanic ethnicity led to large numbers of Latinos failing to identify themselves in the appropriate ethnic group. The Bureau reported that the number of Dominicans in the city was 406,806, yet city officials believe that number is missing almost 150,000 individuals. The Bureau also reported that the City's Colombian population had dropped by more than 7,000, but this number was expected to increase by 35,000. After reading these press reports, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) called on Congress to hold an immediate hearing to look into how the Census Bureau made this sizable statistical error.
May 21, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee and the founder and Chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement upon the release of the Census 2000 Demographic Profile for New York.

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