Reminding Congressional Appropriators About FY 2023 Census Funding Needs in the Home Stretch

The co-directors of The Census Project reached out to leaders of the House and Senate on November 15, 2022, reiterating the widespread support from the census stakeholder community for ensuring the Census Bureau receives no less than $1.505 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) – an amount approved by the House Appropriations Committee and requested by the White House – as they negotiate the final FY 2023 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, or an omnibus measure containing the CJS bill.

Stakeholders may wish to similarly communicate their concerns to CJS Appropriations leaders in both the House and Senate as Congress digs into the final funding battles of the year.