Census Project Letter to Senate Appropriators

The Census Project and 174 stakeholders and allies have sent a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to meet the budget mark of the House Appropriations Committee’s recently passed FY 2019 Census Bureau budget.

“FY 2019 is a pivotal year for 2020 Census preparations and the last opportunity the Bureau has to ensure information technology systems and new operations are in place for a successful decennial census,” said the letter. “These activities include completing all address canvassing operations, opening Area Census Offices, finalizing IT systems readiness and security, and recruiting and hiring approximately 76,000 personnel.”

The Senate CJS Appropriations Committee is expected to act on its version of the FY 2019 Bureau budget the week of June 11.