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May 2022 Monthly Update

In May 2022, the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees held hearings featuring Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. At hearings held on May 11 and 12, select subcommittee members asked Commerce Secretary Raimondo, whose department includes the Census Bureau, questions regarding decennial census operations. Specifically, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) asked about the results of the 2020 Census Post Enumeration Survey, which found statistically significant undercounts of minority populations. During the Senate CJS hearing, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) expressed interest in methods that the Bureau uses to collect and analyze 2020 Census data and called for oversight hearings. (Read more)

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