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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Jul 3, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

 

Ahead of tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations, I wanted to take the time to send out my weekly update. It may have been a shorter work week, but it was busy nonetheless.

 

Closing out Pride Month

Jul 2, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus, who today sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to begin printing the 2020 Census without the citizenship question, released the following statement when it was reported the bureau will do just that.
Jul 2, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, today was joined by her colleagues in telling Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that he must not delay printing the 2020 Census as per President Trump’s tweets, because the U.S. Congress has no intention of changing the law which mandates the census start on April 1, 2020.
Jun 28, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I hope you had a good week – I know I had a busy one with some key wins in Washington, DC – in Congress and at the Supreme Court. I’m thrilled to share good news on our fights to fully fund and make permanent the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and to ensure a full, fair, and accurate 2020 Census. This week, I also gathered with my colleagues to celebrate growing bipartisan support for a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum, the House passed the SAFE Act – a bill to better secure our elections against foreign interference, and I offered my Federal Employee Paid Leave Act as an amendment to the NDAA. More on all this below.
Jun 28, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, gathered with census experts and community advocates in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Department of Commerce v. New York which rejected the Commerce Department’s rationale for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

 

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and sponsor of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Department of Commerce v. New York.

“Today is a very good day for our nation and our democracy. The Supreme Court’s ruling confirmed what we have been saying all along – the Trump Administration’s claim that they needed the citizenship question to better enforce the voting rights act was a lie.

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau. This letter is in response to Secretary Ross reaching out to Members of Congress asking them to become an “official partner of the 2020 Census” in order to ensure a full and accurate count.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act, went to the House floor today to release documents directly linking Secretary Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census to Thomas Hofeller, known to the GOP has the Michelangelo of gerrymandering. The documents, which were discovered by a courageous woman and turned over to pro-bono lawyers working on the Common Cause v. Lewis case, show a direct link between the decision to add the question and partisan, political gerrymandering motivations. The communications in these documents completely invalidates the Administration’s claim that this question is needed to better enforce voting rights. Rep. Maloney met with the lawyers Tuesday morning.
Jun 14, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We had a good week in Washington, DC as two of my bills were passed by committees and will be heading to the House floor. But before I tell you more about that, I want to invite you to two events.
Jun 11, 2019 In The News
The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to uphold three district court decisions that ruled illegal the Commerce Department’s wish to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this ruling. Siding with the Trump administration would ignore the plain language of the law, make the decennial Census less accurate, deny some parts of the country adequate federal resources and deprive millions of Americans of fair representation.