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Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Uncertain Citizenship Question Plans Put Census At Risk The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year's count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.3:48Toggle more options3:48Toggle more optionsHeard onUpdated at 8:02 a.m. ET The Trump administration appears to have missed its own deadline Monday to start the printing of paper forms and other mailings that will play a key role in next year's constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S. As...

July 2, 2019
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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Biden To Name Robert Santos As 1st Permanent Census Director Of Color If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.In a historic move, President Biden is naming Robert Santos, one of the country's leading statisticians and the American Statistical Association's president, as his intended nominee to head the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed by the Senate, Santos, who is Latinx, would be the first permanent director of color for the federal...

Apr 13
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Biden's Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, Confirmed By Senate

Biden's Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, Confirmed By Senate

Gina Raimondo Confirmed As Commerce Secretary To Oversee Census Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, is cutting short a second term as governor to oversee an eclectic portfolio of U.S. Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau.Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET The Senate confirmed Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday as the next secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department. With a 84-15 confirmation vote that was , Raimondo is set to lead one of the federal government's most eclectic departments, which includes the Census Bureau, close to two months after...

Mar 2
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Immigration Hard-Liner Files Reveal 40-Year Bid Behind Trump's Census Obsession

Immigration Hard-Liner Files Reveal 40-Year Bid Behind Trump's Census Obsession

Trump's Census Bid To Omit Undocumented Immigrants Had Ties To FAIR The Trump administration tried and failed to accomplish a long-held desire of immigration hard-liners — a count of unauthorized immigrants to reshape Congress, the Electoral College and public policy.Even before taking office, former President Donald Trump's administration obsessed over the U.S. census. From a to a that was fast-tracked to the Supreme Court, its moves over the past four years followed a playbook first drawn up more than four decades ago by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. In 1979, the...

Feb 15
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COMIC: How Your State Gets Power Via The Census (And What Trump Wants To Change)

COMIC: How Your State Gets Power Via The Census (And What Trump Wants To Change)

How Congressional Apportionment Works After The Census A little-known process determines your state's representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Trump wants to try to change it by excluding unauthorized immigrants for the first time in history.Edited by and , with copy-editing by Preeti AroonNPR thanks our sponsors

Dec 31
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Census To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For House Seats

Census To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For House Seats

Census Bureau To Miss Dec. 31 Deadline For Apportionment Counts Behind schedule and struggling to fix irregularities in the count, the Census Bureau is working toward Jan. 9 as the next date in the process for releasing results, a bureau employee tells NPR.Updated at 6:44 p.m. ET Saddled with delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last-minute changes by the Trump administration, the first set of 2020 census results will not be ready for release by Thursday's year-end deadline for numbers that determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade. A Census...

Dec 30
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Supreme Court Punts In Census Case, Giving Trump A Chance To Alter Numbers

Supreme Court Punts In Census Case, Giving Trump A Chance To Alter Numbers

Supreme Court Punts In Census Case, Says Its Premature To Decide The Issue The opinion said the case was "riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review."The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a ruling on whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. The opinion said the case was "riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review." "At the end of the day, the standing and ripeness inquiries both lead to the conclusion that judicial resolution of this" case is "premature," the justices wrote. The decision leaves open...

Dec 18
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Millions Of Census Records May Be Flawed, Jeopardizing Trump's Bid To Alter Count

Millions Of Census Records May Be Flawed, Jeopardizing Trump's Bid To Alter Count

Census Bureau Finds Irregularities That May Affect Millions Of Records The number of 2020 census records requiring quality checks because of irregularities has ballooned into the millions. That may stop Trump from getting control of a key count before leaving office.The Census Bureau has found irregularities in records for this year's national tally that, if left unfixed, could miscount millions of people. This latest development enlarges the scale of to President Trump's push to exclude unauthorized immigrants from a key census count — an unprecedented change that Trump may not be able to...

December 5, 2020
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After A Disrupted Census, Congress Tries Again To Extend Deadlines For Results

After A Disrupted Census, Congress Tries Again To Extend Deadlines For Results

Congress Tries Again To Extend Deadlines For Late Census Results The 2020 census results are months overdue after COVID-19 upended the national count. Efforts to extend reporting deadlines stalled last year after Trump officials decided to cut short counting.A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push that failed during the previous administration to extend the deadlines for reporting 2020 census results after the pandemic and disrupted the count. If passed, two bills introduced Tuesday could help shield the U.S. Census Bureau from any questions about the legality of numbers and...

Apr 20
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Census 'Anomalies' Could Thwart Trump's Bid To Alter Next Electoral College

Census 'Anomalies' Could Thwart Trump's Bid To Alter Next Electoral College

Census 'Anomalies' May Force Bureau To Miss Dec. 31 Reporting Deadline The Census Bureau has found routine irregularities in the 2020 census that require more quality checks and determined it cannot deliver a key set of numbers to President Trump before his term ends.Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET The U.S. Census Bureau has determined it cannot put together the first set of results from this year's census by its Dec. 31 deadline. The bureau says it needs to resolve routine "processing anomalies." So, the bureau is looking toward Jan. 26 as a new target date, according to a bureau employee who...

November 19, 2020
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