Protecting the Census from politics

Sep 18, 2022
Protecting the Census from politics

The 2020 Census conducted by the Trump administration substantially undercounted minorities and overcounted the white population, affecting the distribution of federal funding to the Marianas and across America for the next ten years. To prevent future politicization of the decennial census, the House passed the Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act on Thursday. For the first time since the pandemic limited floor procedures, the Speaker asked me to chair during debate on floor amendments to the bill.