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Former Census Bureau Directors Blast Trump Admin’s Early End to Collection Effort

HeadlineAug 05, 2020

Four former directors of the Census Bureau are criticizing the Trump administration over its plans to wrap up collection efforts for the 2020 census a month earlier than planned. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer slammed the Trump administration’s decision as a blatant assault on democracy. Hoyer said, “In seeking intentionally to undercount the poor, minorities and immigrant communities, he is hoping to skew the upcoming redistricting process and transfer funding and resources away from communities that need it most.” As of Monday, nearly four in 10 households have not completed census surveys.

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