Please cosponsor the Ensuring Full Participation in the Census Act of 2019 (H.R. 1734), which would prohibit the Census Bureau (Bureau) from including questions on the decennial census about citizenship, nationality or immigration status. This bill has
become essential and timely given Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to reinstate the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Two federal courts have found Ross’ actions to be in violation of the law, and one of those found it violated the Constitution
itself. However, one of these cases is going to the Supreme Court and census preparations must be completed soon.