Census

As the former Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Congresswoman Maloney knows the importance of the census and other federal data programs. She fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate, and is working to ensure the 2020 census will be as well. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds.  In addition, Congresswoman Maloney is working to defend the American Community Survey and Economic Census and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which are among the most detailed and important surveys used by the public and private sectors.

Select Highlights

  • Preserved the SIPP during the Bush administration to ensure fair and thorough census data gathering: Congresswoman Maloney and her fellow colleagues, along with more than 440 social scientists, successfully urged the Bush administration to abandon its plans to eradicate the SIPP in 2007.

  • Former ranking member on Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census: As the former ranking member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Congresswoman Maloney fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate.

  • Cofounder and Chair of the Census Caucus: Congresswoman Maloney believes Congress needs to play an active role in maintaining accurate data collection for the national censuses. That is why she was a founder and co-chair of the Congressional Census Caucus.

 

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More on Census

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Trump Administration’s appeal of a previous federal district court ruling that removed the citizenship question from the census. 

Feb 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives submitted an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Department of Commerce v. New York. Last month, a federal judge in New York ruled that the Trump Administration must remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and the Administration has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.

Jan 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, legislation to block the inclusion of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, led 44 of her colleagues in urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to drop their appeal against the ruling that the citizenship question must be removed from the 2020 Census.

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, today introduced legislation to block the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 Census. The Census IDEA Act mandates a three-year review process for each question proposed to the decennial census. This would prohibit the Trump Administration’s planned citizenship question and ensure that all lines of inquiry undergo proper vetting and testing before being added to the 2020 Census.

Jan 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, legislation that would prohibit a citizenship question, today responded to the Trump Administration’s request to fast track the Census citizenship question court case. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Members of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined the New York Immigration Coalition, 32BJ SEIU, elected officials and census advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.  They also called on the Trump Administration to drop its appeal of a court ruling that directed the Administration to remove the question. Congresswoman Maloney is the author of the Census IDEA Act, a bill that prohibit the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census.

Jan 18, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to appeal the court decision ordering the Commerce Department to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Rep. Maloney is the co-chair of the House Census Caucus, author the of the Census IDEA Act, and led an Amicus Brief of 126 former and current members in support of the suit against the citizenship question.

Jan 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  -- Congresswoman Carolyn. B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, today hosted a meeting for Members of Congress and Census advocates to discuss the impact following a federal judge’s ruling ordering the Trump Administration to remove a citizenship question from the 2020 Census as well as next steps congress can take to protect the ruling. The Congresswoman led an Amicus Brief of 126 current and former Member of Congress in support of the lawsuit against the citizenship question.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

When I was on the New York City Council, I used U.S. Census data to help me best represent my neighbors. The data allowed me to point to cold, hard facts when I was fighting for more funding, advocating for or against policies that would directly affect our community or writing legislation on behalf of everyone in the city.

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters that she is re-introducing her bill, which was ignored by Republicans in 2017-2018 when they controlled the House of Representatives.

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