Chairwoman Maloney’s Statement on Newly Released 2020 Census Redistricting Data
Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2021)— Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Census Bureau released census redistricting data based on the 2020 Census:
“Today’s release of 2020 Census redistricting data marks the final stage of the largest and most digitally advanced census in our nation’s history. The data released today will drive the distribution of over $1.5 trillion in federal funding to states and communities and determine the redrawing of legislative districts at every level of government, from Congress to local school boards.
“The 2020 Census faced unprecedented challenges, including a global pandemic and repeated efforts by the Trump Administration to weaponize the census for political gain. I am proud of the role the Oversight Committee played in defeating President Trump’s attempts to illegally add a citizenship question, to exclude immigrants from the count in violation of the Constitution, and to rush the Census despite the serious risk of errors.
“I applaud the career staff at the Census Bureau for navigating through these challenges with dedication and professionalism, for their commitment to providing accurate and objective census data as the Constitution requires, and for working to provide this data ahead of the Bureau’s expected schedule.
“I would encourage every American to log on to www.census.gov and check out census data for your community.”