This week, The Census Project sent a letter from NLIHC and 46 other organizations to all the members of the House of Representatives expressing disappointment with the level of funding for the Census Bureau in the FY12 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill (H.R. 2596).
The $855.4 million in the bill is 25% below the Census Bureau’s FY11 spending level. This funding level puts at risk the final components of the 2010 Census, such as the program that allows local governments to challenge potential undercounts or the follow-up research assessing the accuracy of the Census 2010. Elements and improvements to the American Community Survey (ACS) are also threatened.
The letter is available at http://nlihc.org/doc/Census_Project_House_Letter_8-12-11.pdf
Learn more about The Census Project at http://www.thecensusproject.org/