Maloney Statement on Evans Press Conference

Mar 6, 2001
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after Secretary Evans' press conference today:

"Today, Secretary Evans stated that his Commerce Department has run an open, fair and transparent decision making process. Then why isn't he releasing the data that the Census has compiled?

"I had hoped that the Administration would release the detailed information that the Census Bureau has compiled as part of its decision making process. If the Census Bureau has more work to do to resolve the 2000 Census' 'undetected problems' - and I strongly believe they do - making these detailed data available to the public should ensure that every effort is made to include the millions of uncounted Americans who are still left out of the Census.

"Why won't Secretary Evans go the extra mile to ensure that everyone is counted?"

"I urge the Secretary to tell the Census Bureau to try to get the count right and leave no one out of the count ... but I guess it is just like Florida, again. The Clock has run out on counting people."