Chairwoman Maloney Calls on Census Director Dillingham to Resign

Jan 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement calling on Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham to resign:


“Today, I call on Dr. Dillingham to immediately resign from his position as Director of the Census Bureau because I no longer have faith that he can lead the Bureau to produce a fair, accurate, and complete 2020 Census count as required by the Constitution.  Rather than ensure an accurate count, Dr. Dillingham appears to have acceded repeatedly to the Trump Administration’s brazen efforts to politicize the Census.  He has failed to be open and transparent with Congress, and recent events indicate he has lost the confidence of Census Bureau staff.  If he does not resign, I urge President-elect Biden to remove Dr. Dillingham after taking office on January 20 and to replace him with someone who will follow the Constitution, respect the expertise of the career Census Bureau staff, and work with Congress to protect the integrity of the Census.”



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