Stakeholders can help to advance Census Bureau funding priorities by sharing their own written testimony with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees.
Outside witness testimony must be submitted to the House CJS Appropriations Subcommittee by April 14, 2023 and to the Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee by May 12.
Instructions from the subcommittees need to be followed carefully.
When drafting their own testimony, stakeholders can follow or build upon The Census Project’s FY 2024 funding recommendation for the Census Bureau.
It is recommended that the testimony explicitly state support for ensuring funding for the Census Bureau is a priority in the Fiscal Year 2024 CJS appropriations bills and to encourage the subcommittees to provide the agency with $2 billion in FY 2024.