Sen. Jack Reed recently wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his “deep concern over the inclusion of a citizenship question on questionnaires for the Census Bureau's 2019 Census Test.” Per media reports, he said, “the Census Bureau has not removed these questionnaires from circulation even though there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 Decennial Census.”
On July 2, 2019, according to a Department of Justice official, the Department of Commerce officially dropped their plans to add a citizenship question to the decennial headcount and any suggestion of delaying the 2020 Census, in response to their defeat at the Supreme Court last week.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Department of Commerce's attempt to add a citizenship question to the decennial questionnaire in a 5-4 decision this morning.
2020 Census Self-Response Rates to Drop with Citizenship Question, According to New Census Bureau Study
New research from the Census Bureau indicates that the citizenship question, if included on the 2020 Census questionnaire, would significantly reduce the self-response rate.
Determining the Fate of American Business for the Next Decade: Insights Association Testifies in Congress About 2020 Census
As discussed in a recent Congressional hearing, "the trickle-down impact of an inaccurate 2020 Census would restrain or ruin American businesses for a whole decade."
President Trump Says 2020 Census "Meaningless" Without Citizenship Question But Insights Association Disagrees
The Insights Association responds in HuffPost about the essential value of the decennial census after President's tweeting
The Insights Association joined an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing against the addition of a citizenship question in the 2020 census.
Another federal judge has ruled against the Trump Administration's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), vice-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently acknowledged the magnitude of the budget challenge facing Congress in funding the Census Bureau.
According to analysis from Election Data Services (EDS), using estimates from the Census Bureau, "13 states will be impacted by changes in their congressional delegation if these new numbers were used for apportionment today” (one more than last year's estimate.)