Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 14, 2019, 3:55 PM GMT By Dartunorro Clark Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faced a grilling from House Oversight Committee Democrats on Thursday about whether he lied to Congress about his controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. “We have very serious questions about whether Secretary Ross was truthful when he appeared before Congress last year and testified on three occasions that he added the citizenship question only because of the department of justice requested it,” the committee's chairman, Elijah Cummings, said in his opening remarks. “The key question we will ask Secretary Ross today is, what was he hiding from the Congress?" the Maryland Democrat continued. "What’s the real reason that Trump wanted to add this unconstitutional question?” Ross tried to clarify his … [Read more...] about Wilbur Ross questioned about adding citizenship question to 2020 census
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question Supported by BREAKING ByAdam Liptak Feb. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may add a question about citizenship to the next census questionnaire. Critics say that adding the question would undermine the accuracy of the census, because both legal and unauthorized immigrants might refuse to fill out the form. By one government estimate, about 6.5 million people might decide not to participate. That could reduce Democratic representation when congressional districts are drawn in 2021 and affect the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending. The Supreme Court stepped in before any appeals court had ruled on the matter, and it put the case on an … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question
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POLITICS 11/13/2018 07:57 pm ET The researcher says he outlined the cost and harm of adding the question. It didn't matter. By Sam Levine NEW YORK ― The Census Bureau’s top scientist testified Tuesday that neither he nor other top Census officials thought the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was a good idea. The scientist, John Abowd, supervised a team of Census Bureau researchers that studied the effect of adding the question and ultimately advised against it in January. Abowd met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross only one time to discuss his recommendation, in February, before Ross ultimately decided to add the question. Abowd testified Tuesday that he and other top Census Bureau officials were surprised to learn in June that Ross was interested in adding the question months before he even began the possibility of studying it. Ross initially said that he began considering the question only after the Justice Department … [Read more...] about Top Census Scientist’s Testimony Casts Doubt On Motives For Study On Citizenship Question
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Liptak Oct. 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a court order on Monday that would have required Wilbur Ross, the secretary of commerce, to give a deposition in a lawsuit challenging the addition of a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census. As is the Supreme Court’s practice in ruling on stay applications, its brief order gave no reasons. The court said its order staying the deposition would stand until it resolved a petition from the Trump administration. A trial in the case is scheduled to start next month. In urging the justices to bar the deposition, the Trump administration said that Mr. Ross’s subjective motivations for adding the question were legally irrelevant. The administration said that its stated reasons were sufficient to … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Blocks Wilbur Ross Deposition on Census Citizenship Question