Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Question Set

Amidst swirling controversy about the announcement by the Trump administration that they intend to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census form, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing on the issue on May 8.

Meanwhile, coordinated by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Service Employees International Union, a group of 300 organizations, including the Census Project, questioned the Trump administration move and called for public hearings.

And, Robert Shapiro, former undersecretary for economic affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce who oversaw the 2000 decennial, has posted a useful blog on the Brookings site on the issue.