Maloney Responds to Trump Admin Request to Fast Track Census Case

Jan 22, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, legislation that would prohibit a citizenship question, today responded to the Trump Administration’s request to fast track the Census citizenship question court case. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.

"This fast track request cannot hide the fact that a federal judge found that Secretary Ross committed numerous ‘egregious’ violations of federal law and overrode repeated and consistent advice from the Census Bureau when he ordered that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 Census. It is obvious to anyone paying attention that the addition of a citizenship question is a deliberate attempt to undercount specific communities and politicize the Census. The Supreme Court needs to recognize this and allow the lower court ruling to stand.”