MALONEY STATEMENT ON CENSUS BUDGET SURPLUS
" The Census professionals and the American public are on a roll and have again proved its 'inside-the-beltway' naysayers and critics wrong.
" Because the response rate was a higher-than-expected 67%, and due to sound field management by the Bureau's professionals, the 2000 Census has a budget surplus of over 300 million dollars.
" Today's news is another indication of a Census that is proceeding as planned, on time, under budget and is clearly on track for success.
" The hardworking career employees of the Census Bureau, over 12,000 Complete Count Committees across the country, more than 140,000 organizations that partnered with the Census, close to a million Americans who answered the call to be Census enumerators, and most of all, the American public who participated in America's Census should all share in the credit."