Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement Applauding Census Director Nomination

Apr 14, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Apr. 14, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden announced his intent to nominate Mr. Robert Santos for Director of the U.S. Census Bureau:


“Mr. Robert Santos’ nomination to head the United States Census Bureau upholds the principle that experts, not political operatives, should drive our nation’s statistical system.


“Mr. Santos has been a fierce advocate for a full, fair, and accurate Census, including when he testified before the Oversight Committee last December in support of giving the Census Bureau’s career officials the time they need to conduct an accurate and complete count.  His comprehensive knowledge of the Census Bureau and his unwavering commitment to objective data science are the perfect combination of qualities to ensure delivery of accurate Census data to the American people, and set a strong foundation for our national statistical system as we begin the new decade. 


“This choice is a home run, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to give Mr. Santos the swift confirmation he deserves.”



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