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August 2021 Monthly Update

There has been no action on Fiscal Year 2021 funding for the Census Bureau since House committee passage of the Commerce Justice Science (CJS) appropriations legislation in July. We do not know when or if the bill will come to the House floor for a vote, although the House passed a “minibus” combination of seven other appropriations bills at the end of July (H.R. 4502). The Census Project continues to urge the Senate to pursue “a higher level of funding for essential census programs,” but no timeline for legislation or action has come out of the Senate yet. Stakeholders should expect to see a Continuing Resolution to fund federal government activities, including the Census Bureau, before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. (Read more)

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