Press Releases

Booker, Senators Urge Commerce Department to Follow Law, Protect Confidentiality of Census Responses – December 6, 2018

Coalition of Census Experts Call on Congress to Ensure Full, Uninterrupted Funding for Census Bureau in Year-End Appropriation Negotiations – November 28, 2018

Schatz, Booker, Reed Demand DOJ Follow Law, Protect Confidential Census Responses – November 26, 2018

Trump Administration Must Respect Confidentiality of Census Information – November 19, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Senate Panel Should Approve Dillingham to Lead Census Bureau – November 13, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Census Coalition Commends New Independent Study on Census-Guided Financial Assistance to Rural America – September 14, 2018

Booker, Menendez, Cortez Masto, Schatz, and Hirono Press Commerce Deputy Secretary Nominee on Census Citizenship Question – August 21, 2018

Groundswell of Opposition Tells Commerce Department to Scrap the Citizenship Question on 2020 Census – August 8, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Maloney leads 44 House Dems in Demanding that Sec. Ross Tell the Truth About Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census – August 3, 2018

Maloney Statement on Released Emails In Census Citizenship Question Court Case – July 24, 2018

Maloney, Gomez, Chu lead 53 Members in Asking for Sec. Ross to Explain Contradictory Stories about Addition of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census – July 2, 2018

Schatz Leads Amicus Brief To Stop The Trump Administration From Including Untested Citizenship Question In Census – June 19, 2018

150+ Groups Urge Federal Court to Strike Census Citizenship Question – June 18, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Rep. Maloney, Leader Pelosi, House & Senate Democrats Submit Amicus Brief Supporting States Against Trump Administration’s Attempt to Add a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census – June 15, 2018

Census Bureau Documents Show Internal Warnings About Adding Citizenship Question – June 9, 2018

Senate Appropriators Strongly Urged to Support House Level of Funding for 2020 Census in FY19 Appropriations – June 5, 2018

MALDEF AND ADVANCING JUSTICE SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, CHALLENGING ADDITION OF CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO 2020 CENSUS – May 31, 2018

Over 30 Senate, House Democrats Press Trump Administration to Explain How Late Addition of Census Citizenship Question Will Comply With Federal Law – May 23, 2018

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Follows Up With Commerce Secretary on 2020 Census Concerns – May 23, 2018

WITH UNNAMED NOMINEE IN THE PROCESS, SCHATZ LEADS GROUP OF 21 SENATORS PUSHING FOR NONPARTISAN, QUALIFIED LEADER FOR CENSUS BUREAU – May 18, 2018

Business Coalition Urges Congress to Fully Fund Census Bureau in Advance of 2020 Count – May 15, 2018

Oversight Chairman Gowdy Agrees to Maloney Request to Subpoena DOJ Employee Behind Census Citizenship Question, if Necessary, in Order to Compel Testimony – May 8, 2018

Census Stakeholders Urge Congress to Follow Through on Full Funding for 2020 Count in FY19 Appropriations – May 1, 2018

Congress Must Fully Fund Census Bureau to Ensure Accurate Count – April 18, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Over 300 Civil Rights, Faith, and Labor Leaders Demand Oversight on Census Citizenship Question – April 12, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

51 economists sign letter to Congress in support of robust funding for the 2020 census – April 2, 2018 (Economic Policy Institute)

Secretary Ross Approves Ill-Advised Census Citizenship Question – March 26, 2018 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

NALEO Educational Fund Vows to Fight Against Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census – March 26, 2018 (NALEO Educational Fund)

Census Budget Increased – March 21, 2018

RELEASE: New Issue Brief: The Census Clause and the Constitutional Obligation to Count All Persons – March 19, 2018 (Constitutional Accountability Center)

Census Stakeholders Say President’s FY 2019 Funding Request Only Keeps 2020 Count on Life Support
– Feb. 12, 2018

Census Stakeholders Support Passage of 5th FY2018 Continuing Resolution Despite Modest Increase in Census Bureau Funding – Feb. 8, 2018

Census Stakeholders Call on Congress to Exempt 2020 Planning from Flat Line Funding in Continuing Resolution – Dec. 4, 2017

U.S. Business Community Urges Increased FY18 Funding for Census – Nov. 29, 2017

Tar Heel Groups Warn Congressional Delegation of Undercount of North Carolina Children in 2020 Without Funding Boost – Nov. 21, 2017

Kentucky Stands to Lose Billions from Poor 2020 Census According to New Study – Nov. 21, 2017

Unprecedented, Broad Based Coalition Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for 2020 Census Planning Next Month – Nov. 20, 2017

Alabama may lose billions if 2020 Census isn’t properly funded, study finds – Nov. 9, 2017

N.C. Stands to Lose Billions from Poor 2020 Census According to New Study – Nov. 9, 2017

Millions More Californians At Risk of Being Missed in 2020 Census According to New Study and Latest Data – Nov. 2, 2017

California Stands to Lose the Most from Poor 2020 Census According to New Study – Oct. 24, 2017

Expert Census Coalition Calls for $300 Million Funding Increase for Census 2020 Planning – Sept. 5, 2017

Census Group Calls Out New Study Showing At Least $6 Trillion Next Decade from Feds to States Determined By 2020 Census – Aug. 22, 2017

Trump Urged to Quickly Fill Census Bureau Vacancy to Preserve the Constitutionally Mandated Census Count – June 7, 2017

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Congress Must Prioritize 2020 Census After Trump Proposes Unrealistic Funding – May 25, 2017 (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Budget Would Deal 2020 Count a Critical Blow, Say Census Experts – May 23, 2017

State and Local Leaders Urge Congress to Fully Fund Census – April 25, 2017

Business Groups Warn Congress of Peril in Census Planning – April 25, 2017

National Groups Warn Congress of Dangers in Underfunding Census – April 25, 2017

Congress Needs to Fully Fund Planning for Next Decennial Census – Oct. 21, 2016

Senate and House Letters Urge Congressional Leaders to Fully Fund 2020 Census and American Community Survey – March 29, 2016

Business/Industry Associations Urge Congress to Support American Community Community Survey – March 17, 2016

Census Project Urges Full Funding in FY 2017 Budget for 2020 Census and American Community Survey – Feb. 18, 2016

Census Project Presses for Full Funding of 2020 Census and the American Community Survey in FY2016 Omnibus Bill – Nov. 9, 2015

Congressional Budget Bills Put 2020 Census Planning and Resources in Jeopardy – Sept. 25, 2015

Senate to Act Next on Census Bureau Budget; Census Project Stakeholders Urge Restoration from Drastic House Cuts – June 10, 2015

House Considers Harmful Funding Cuts for 2020 Census and American Community Survey – June 2, 2015

Groups Urge Congress to Fund American Community Survey – May 22, 2015

Major Business Groups Urge Congress to Preserve Census Bureau’s American Community Survey – April 13, 2015

Census Project Supports Funding Ramp-Up for Census 2020 and Full Funding for American Community Survey as Congress Holds Hearings on Census Bureau’s FY 2016 Budget Request – March 3, 2015