MALONEY STATEMENT ON SENATOR LOTT'S AND GOV. BUSH'S RETREATING POSITION ON THE CENSUS
In response to Senator Lott's and Governor Bush's "retreating positions," Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, (D -NY) Ranking Democrat on the Census Subcommittee, issued the following statement:
"What we need is not retreating but advancing. We need Senator Lott and Governor Bush and the Republican Leadership in both Houses to repair the damage they have done to the Census, to be cheerleaders for the civic effort that millions of Americans are making this week by filling out their forms in their entirety.
"They should be urging all Americans to fill out the forms completely. They should be urging their members to join them in supporting the Census, all of the Census. Anything less is unacceptable. Unless they move quickly to fully support the Census we run the risk of irreparable harm to the 2000 Census."