Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement After Trump Administration Announces It Will Rush to End Census Count In One Week

Sep 28, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 28, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to an announcement today by the Department of Commerce that it plans to end the 2020 Census enumeration one week from today, on Monday, October 5, defying a recent federal court ruling extending the count to October 31:

“Today’s cryptic announcement by the Trump Administration appears to directly contradict the clear orders of a federal court, which requires the Census Bureau to continue counting households until October 31.  This should not be a partisan issue.  The Trump Administration’s unlawful undercount will negatively affect the hundreds of millions of dollars that both red and blue states are due in federal funding.  It is time that the Trump Administration stopped working to politicize and jeopardize the 2020 Census.”



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