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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsIntroducedJuly 10th, 2019
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The Census plays an important role in the distribution of federal funds, social services coverage, and political representation. It’s important that it accurately reflects the American population, and since there’s a chance that providing citizenship information from the Census would have a chilling effect on participation the Census Bureau shouldn’t be allowed to share this information with the states.
Given that the Census Bureau is already set to start providing citizenship information from other sources starting in 2021, it’s pointless to block it from providing the citizenship data information from the Census to states. Moreover, giving this information to states will help them draw more accurate districts, helping ensure more representative government.