Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in Department of Commerce v. New York, sending the case back to lower court and requiring the Administration to provide more information to justify its decision to add a political question on citizenship to the 2020 Census.
“Today’s decision is a clear sign that the Supreme Court recognizes this administration tried to lie its way through our judicial system in order to add a political question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. While I’m hopeful that this signals the end of this naked attempt to undercount communities of color in Nevada, and across the country, I continue to be vigilant. A citizenship question has no place on the U.S. Census. As I’ve said before, Secretary Ross should resign and President Trump should abandon this attack on communities in America. The fight ahead of us in Nevada is to ensure that every individual is counted, and I look forward to working with state and local agencies, as well as community organizations, to ensure that we are all counted and Nevada receives the representation and federal dollars it is owed.”