The upcoming 2020 decennial census required by the Constitution is anticipated to be the largest and most digitally advanced count in US history. Despite these expectations, the Census Bureau’s planning and preparation cycle has
been severely hindered by unfulfilled budget requests, forcing the delay and even cancelation of critical testing of new cost saving technology. Without that testing the coming Census is at serious risk of failure.
That is why we are urging you to cosponsor the 2020 American Census Investment Act, which will provide the Census Bureau the funding it needs now to conduct an accurate and cost-effective 2020 Census.