MALONEY STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN PLANS TO REVIEW MILLIONS OF CENSUS EMPLOYEE EMAILS

Aug 9, 2000
Press Release
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee released the following statement on the Republican Majority's plans to invade the privacy of tens of thousands of Americans who work for the Census.

"We know that George Bush's Republican party is opposed getting an accurate count of Americas Blacks, Hispanics and Asians.

"What we didn't know is that they wanted to treat the tens of thousands of Americans working to get an accurate census as if they were criminals, rifling thru their email.

"Apparently, the Republicans think that getting an accurate census should be considered a crime and those who are working to count Americans should have their privacy invaded on a whim. It is outrageous and I hope that the GAO will refuse to proceed.

"I see no reason to go through millions of emails from thousands of Census employees especially since both the GAO and the Inspector General' s office have told me that they are getting all the information that they need and request from the Census Bureau."

See attached letter to Comptroller General Walker.

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