Senators in Support of FY23 Census Funding

Twenty-six Senators, led by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), have written to Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee leadership in support of The Census Project’s Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) funding recommendation for the Census Bureau.

The Senators requested “$2 billion in funding for the Census Bureau, which represents a $495 million increase over the president’s budget request ($1.505 billion) and $646 million over the agency’s FY 2022 enacted level ($1.354 million).” They noted that the “Bureau faces many challenges and opportunities during this upcoming fiscal year, and Congress has the opportunity to provide robust assistance in the agency’s efforts.”

Late last month, fourteen House members, led by Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), also lent their support to the Census Project’s FY 2023 funding recommendation, writing to House CJS Appropriations Subcommittee leadership, “We hope that the Subcommittee will carefully consider the challenges and opportunities facing the Census Bureau and provide $2 billion to ensure our national statistical system is comprehensive, efficient, and accurate, while setting the foundation for lawmakers to engage in data driven, evidence-based policymaking throughout the rest of the decade.”

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