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Politics Mar 23WATCH: Senate hearing on the 2020 Census
The Census Bureau had a new automated system for the 2020 count. Called "the optimizer," it was designed to create efficient routes for census takers as they knocked on doors of households that hadn't yet responded to the survey.
Nation Feb 12Census says no redistricting data until end of September
Officials at the statistical agency blamed operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic.
Nation Feb 06Calendar timing means virus deaths won’t be seen in census
The human loss from the coronavirus will not be reflected in the 2020 census because of a matter of timing, which could save a congressional seat for New York but cost Alabama one.
Nation Jan 27Census data for congressional seats still months away
The deadline for turning in the apportionment numbers has been a moving target since the pandemic upended the Census Bureau's once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident.
Politics Jan 26WATCH: Secretary of Commerce nominee Gina Raimondo testifies in Senate confirmation hearing
If confirmed, as expected, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, would be responsible for promoting opportunities for economic growth domestically and overseas.
Politics Jan 18Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over citizenship data
U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham says he plans to resign with the change in presidential administrations. Dillingham had been facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Donald Trump.
Nation Jan 13Census halts efforts to comply with Trump citizenship order
The director of the U.S. Census Bureau is indefinitely halting efforts to compile data on who is in the country illegally after receiving blowback from civil rights groups and concerns raised by bureau statisticians about the accuracy of such figures.
Politics Jan 11Data snags cause Trump to miss giving Congress census data
The Trump administration has missed a deadline for giving Congress numbers used for dividing up congressional seats among the states, as the U.S. Census Bureau works toward fixing data irregularities.
Politics Nov 28High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom
President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
Politics Nov 19Anomalies found in data puts census deadline in jeopardy
The Census Bureau already was facing a shortened schedule of two and a half months for processing the data collected during the 2020 census — about half the time originally planned. The Census Bureau wouldn't say Thursday what the anomalies…