Maloney Statement on Census Bureau Director Nominee

Jul 18, 2018
Press Release

Following the announcement that President Trump will nominate Dr. Steven Dillingham to serve as the Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, released the following statement:

“President Trump and his administration have already shown their desire to politicize the census.  Now, after leaving the bureau underfunded, in serious jeopardy and without a director for more than a year, the President has finally nominated someone less than two years from Census Day 2020.  

"Given this administration’s reported attempt to nominate the partisan and unqualified Thomas Brunell as director, then as deputy director, and Dr. Dillingham’s past involvement in the American Legislative Exchange Council, I have serious concerns about this nomination. 

"Dr. Dillingham needs to reject the Administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question and if he does not, I believe the Senate should reject his nomination."