House Appropriators Say: America Must Be Counted

Three New York Congressmen are making the case for the House-passed FY20 funding level for the 2020 Census in the New York Daily News. According to Reps. Nita Lowey, Jose Serrano and Grace Meng:

“With less than eight months until 2020 Census Day, it’s time for the federal government to do everything in its power to ensure that every person living in the United States is counted. To make sure that happens, we must provide substantial funding for the Census Bureau to expand its capacity to conduct a thorough, accurate count while addressing vulnerabilities and potential pitfalls.”

The article noted how the House-passed CJS appropriations bill for FY20 included $8.45 billion for the Census Bureau (the same level requested by census stakeholders), including “a strong increase to enable the bureau to conduct a thorough and accurate count of all persons, as required by the Constitution. This funding — a $4.6 billion increase over last year — would enable the bureau to conduct the largest and most technologically advanced decennial census in its history, with more resources for responsible project management and strong cybersecurity protection.”

Read the op-ed here.

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