WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on the 2020 Census’ apportionment population count results that will determine each state’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“The 2020 Census results show Americans are fleeing many liberal states with excessive government mandates for other states that value freedom and individual liberty. Americans are tired of high taxes, draconian lockdowns, and government intrusion in their daily lives. Americans value the ability to make choices for themselves and their families, and the ability to use more of their hard-earned money as they see fit.
“President Trump sought to strengthen Americans’ representation in Congress by not including illegal immigrants in the apportionment count, but President Biden decided to dilute American citizens’ representation by rescinding this commonsense measure. Many liberal states—especially those with sanctuary policies—probably would have lost more congressional seats if illegal immigrants had not been counted. But like packing the Supreme Court with activist judges and the U.S. Senate with two new progressive senators from D.C., Democrats wanted to pack the 2020 Census with illegal immigrants so they can maximize their political power. The Oversight and Reform Committee must conduct oversight of the 2020 Census with Census Bureau officials to ensure the integrity of the final results.”