As you may know, the House Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee is currently accepting written public witness testimony regarding Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations. The deadline is Friday, March 13. Instructions for submitting testimony are posted at: https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Instructions%20for%20Public%20Witness%20Testimony%20Submission%20PDF.pdf.
If your organization is submitting testimony in support of any of the agencies and programs funded by the CJS bill, we encourage you to consider including a paragraph in support of funding the Census Bureau in FY 2021. The Census Project recently released a short document that includes a FY 2021 funding recommendation and a number of issues we encourage the CJS subcommittee explore during the FY 2021 deliberations, including current spending on the 2020 Census.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to communicate support for the Census Bureau and the decennial census as the FY 2021 appropriations deliberations ensue.