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.

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  • 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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May 10, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It was another busy week in Washington and I want to take the time to fill you in about what I’ve been up to and how Democrats are continuing to fight for our For The People agenda.
May 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), chair of the House Census Caucus; Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, former chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives; and Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; on Thursday sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting that she consider an investigation into a reported mail piece from the Republican National Committee appearing to be from the US Census Bureau.
Apr 26, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It was another busy week and I wanted to catch you up on what I’ve been up to and invite you to a town hall tonight on the Green New Deal.
Apr 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following hearing the oral arguments in New York et al v. Department of Commerce, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, released the follow statement. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the citizenship question; a suit which resulted in a federal judge ruling that the question must be removed.

Apr 23, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — New York state’s top lawyers were at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration Tuesday of the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census — a move seen by Democrats as an effort to weaken the party’s base in states with large immigrant populations.

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, released the following statement ahead of Tuesday’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of New York et al. v. Department of Commerce over the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The Congresswoman will be attending the oral arguments. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the citizenship question.

Mar 23, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I’m excited to say that I got to spend all of this past week in New York since there were no votes scheduled in Washington, DC. I want to thank everyone who took the time to meet with me this week and come to my town hall on the 2020 Census in Queens and my rally against anti-Semitism and hate.
Mar 19, 2019 In The News

Several members of Congress on Tuesday urged Albany to budget $40 million to hire workers to encourage New Yorkers to complete the upcoming census.

The census, to be conducted next in 2020, is used to determine how much the federal government gives individual states for the following decade.

Mar 19, 2019 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined federal officials, representatives from New York Counts 2020 and Census advocates to call for an additional $40 million in New York State funding for increased Census outreach in order to ensure that all New Yorkers respond to the Census. There are few issues that are more important to the well-being of New York State than the upcoming 2020 Census. Census data is used to determine more than $70 billion in federal funding for New York.
Mar 15, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Now that we’ve wrapped up another work week in Washington, I wanted to share with you some highlights of the past week and make sure you know about two events in New York City that I am hosting this weekend.