Rep. Maloney hails President’s Census Bureau Nominee

Apr 2, 2009
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census Subcommittee today applauded the Obama Administration’s choice of Robert M. Groves as Director of the Bureau of the Census.

“I’m thrilled that the President has chosen a scientist who is an expert on data quality to ensure that we have most accurate census possible, and to reverse the neglect of the prior administration,” Rep. Maloney said. “Robert Groves’ background in survey non-response and response error are the most crucial issues facing the Census. He is widely published, has won dozens of research grants, including many from the Census Bureau. He has worked with many governments and served in the Bureau itself in the early 1990s. I’m grateful he has again chosen government service at this point in his career, and I know the Senate will act quickly to confirm him to this vital role.”

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