Short-Term Continuing Resolution Gives Another Week to Fund the Census Bureau for FY 2021

Congress has approved a bill to extend the continuing funding of the federal government, including the Census Bureau, for another week.

The extension (H.R. 8900) passed the House on December 9 by a 343-67 vote and the Senate on December 11 by voice vote. President Trump has said he will sign it.

The Census Project voiced support for the recently released Senate CJS Appropriations bill and its proposed $1.79 billion in funding for the Census Bureau. We look forward to final agreement on an appropriations omnibus package within the next week to put the 2020 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) on sound footing for the current Fiscal Year 2021.