Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Extend Census Bureau Deadlines and Provide Resources to Ensure Accuracy of 2020 Census
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in legislation to address the significant challenges facing the Census Bureau as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fair and Accurate Census Act would provide requested extensions of statutory deadlines and appropriate $400 million for the Census Bureau to address the impacts of the coronavirus on the 2020 Census.
“It is vital for local, state and tribal governments that the Census Bureau is able to conduct a thorough 2020 Census that accurately counts all of Nevada’s communities. An accurate count is necessary to ensure that Nevada gets every federal dollar it needs and is entitled to in order to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in our state. I will continue to work hard to ensure that every Nevadan is counted.”
The Fair and Accurate Census Act ensures that the Census Bureau counts are done with transparency and accountability requirements recommended by GAO and will do the following:
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