Press Releases

Census Experts: America’s Data Infrastructure Remains Seriously at Risk – Updated Report Challenges Congress for New Investments – May 4, 2023

Nearly 80 National, State, and Local Organizations Support $2 Billion in Funding for FY 2024 for the U.S. Census Bureau – May 2, 2023

Census Experts and Members of Congress Call for Increased Funding for U.S. Census Bureau in Fiscal Year 2024 – April 11, 2023

Census Experts Call on Congress To Approve The House-Passed Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Level for Census Bureau – September 26, 2022

Census Data Experts and Users Urge Appropriators Provide $2 Billion to Fill Gaps in 2020 Data for Communities – May 2, 2022

The Census Project’s Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Recommendation for the U.S. Census Bureau – April 7, 2022

New Report Raises Alarm That Essential Data for the Nation Is At Risk – March 8, 2022

Broad Coalition of Census Experts and Data Users Urge Appropriators to Support Funding Anomaly for Census Bureau In Next CR – December 2, 2021

Statement by Former U.S. Census Bureau Directors: In Support of Census Bureau Decision to Delay Release of 2016-2020 ACS Estimates – November 10, 2021

Census Delayed Release of ACS Data Highlights Stakeholder Call for Congress to Invest in Bureau Modernization -November 10, 2021

Census Stakeholders Call on Senate to Fund Census Bureau Modernization – July 21, 2021

Impressive Array of Senators Call for Major New Investments in Census Bureau Data Modernization – June 22, 2021

Census Experts Call on Congress To Invest in Modernization of Census Bureau Data Infrastructure After Decade of Neglect – May 4, 2021

Census Stakeholders Express Concern Biden FY2022 Budget Summary Does Not Mention Investments in Census Bureau – April 13, 2021

The Census Project’s Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Recommendation for the Census Bureau – March 15, 2021

Former U.S. Census Directors Comment on History of Transparency in Producing and Releasing Apportionment Data from a Census – January 12, 2021

Census Stakeholder Leaders Support FY 2021 Senate Funding Levels for Census Bureau – November 23, 2020

Broad Coalition Calls on Senate to Extend 2020 Census Data Reporting Deadlines – October 23, 2020

U.S. Business Community Opposes Rushing the 2020 Census: 87 organizations and companies urge Congress to extend deadlines – August 11, 2020

Nearly 900 National and Community Organizations Call on Senate to Extend Census Deadline – August 6, 2020

Census Stakeholders Call on Senate to Match House Plan to Give Census $400 Million in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill – June 25, 2020

Broad Array of Census Stakeholders Tell Congress Census Bureau Needs More Funding to Address COVID-19 Disruption – May 18, 2020

New Study Identifies Each State’s Share of $1.5 Trillion in Annual Census-driven Federal Funding: Eleven Receive Over $40 Billion Apiece – February 10, 2020

Final FY2020 Appropriations Legislation Includes $6.7 Billion for 2020 Census – December 17, 2019

200+ Organizations Implore Congress to Fully Fund the 2020 Census – December 9, 2019

Americans Showing Higher Willingness to Be Counted in 2020 Census, But Distrust of Federal Government Creating Strong Headwinds – November 26, 2019

New Report Says $1.5 Trillion in Federal Funding to States and Localities Annually Depends Upon Good Census Count – November 18, 2019

Census Project Commends Senate Approval of 2020 Census Funding – Full-Year Appropriation Needed ASAP – October 31, 2019

Local Communities’ Stake for Quality 2020 Census Never Higher: New Study Shows Major Federal Funding for Cities, Towns, States At Risk – August 8, 2019

Census Experts Call on Senate to Support Robust Funding – July 29, 2019

The Census Project Says America Has Never Delayed the Census – No Good Reason to Start Now – June 28, 2019

Critical Funding Decision Ahead for 2020 Census; Every Member of U.S. House Urged to Support Full Funding – June 17, 2019

Congress Holds Joint Hearing on Economic Impact of 2020 Census: Census Project Experts Testify – May 22, 2019

Alarm Raised with Congress on Census Funding Shortfall; Census Experts Say Administration Budget is Short More Than $2 Billion – April 16, 2019

Census Project Shocked by President’s 2020 Census Budget Request – March 11, 2019

Census Experts Commend Updated Study Showing Almost $9 Trillion Next Decade from Feds to States Depends on 2020 Census – March 7, 2019

Census Bureau Gets $1 Billion Increase in Final FY2019 Funding Law  – February 15, 2019

New Analysis of End-to-End Test in Providence County Shows Census 2020 Citizenship Question Likely to Depress Response Rates – December 12, 2018 (NALEO Educational Fund)

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


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


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