WASHINGTON – A group of House Democrats are supporting a bill to increase funding for the 2020 Census by more than $400 million to ensure that everyone is counted.
“Our bill would provide a total of $1.9 billion for the Census Bureau in the fiscal year 2018. This is $441 million above the Trump administration’s request and more than twice the increase that the Commerce Department has requested,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) said Wednesday during a press conference on Capitol Hill about the proposed 2020 American Census Investment Act.
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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said the census bill is “critical” to America’s democracy.
“How can we have a democracy if we don’t know who lives where and how many live in this community and how many
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