Cummings Issues Statement on Executive Order on the Census

Jul 12, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to issue an Executive Order on the Census:

“The President just admitted what his Administration has been denying for two years—that he wants citizenship data in order to gerrymander legislative districts in partisan and discriminatory ways.  This never had anything to do with helping to enforce the Voting Rights Act.  That was a sham, and now the entire country can see that.”

“The Administration needs to turn over all the documents the Committee has subpoenaed on a bipartisan basis, or else the House will vote to hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in criminal contempt.” 


116th Congress