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The Census Project is concerned about congressional actions to reduce spending for Census planning activities and operations.

The nation's major state/local government organizations sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging full funding of the American Community Survey.
May 20, 2015

The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to leadership on the House Appropriations Committee expressing concern regarding committee actions on FY 2016 budget cuts affecting Census 2020 planning and the American Community Survey.
May 19, 2015

Letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to the House Appropriations Committee, in support of sufficient funding for 2020 Census planning and the American Community Survey in FY 2016
May 18, 2015

Twenty-one business organizations, representing tens of thousands of local and community businesses, sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to fully fund the FY 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) budget. In addition, the business groups said they were opposed to efforts that might make participation in the ACS voluntary instead of mandatory.

Read the version sent to the U.S. Senate
Read the version sent to the U.S. House of Representatives
April 13, 2015

Letter from 46 Members of Congress Supporting Full FY 2016 Funding for Census 2020 Planning and ACS
March 24, 2015

Letters from state and local chambers of commerce in support of full funding for the American Community Survey and keeping response mandatory.

Letter to the House Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations subcommittee
Letter to the Senate Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations subcommittee
March 24, 2015

Letter to Senate appropriators on the FY 2016 Census Bureau budget
Letter to House appropriators on the FY 2016 Census Bureau budget
Feb. 25, 2015

Letter to appropriators from former Census Bureau directors on FY 2015 and "ramp-up" funding the Census Bureau
Nov. 3, 2014

Letter to appropriators on FY 2015 Continuing Resolution funding levels for the Census Bureau
Sept. 16, 2014

Letter to legislators on a FY 2015 budget anomaly for the Census Bureau
July 29, 2014

Letter to full Senate on the FY 2015 Census Bureau budget
June 16, 2014

Letter to Senate appropriators on the FY 2015 Census Bureau budget
May 30, 2014

Letter to Senate appropriators on the FY 2015 Census Bureau budget
Letter to House appropriators on the FY 2015 Census Bureau budget
April 2, 2014

Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Supporting ACS in Current Form/Opposing Change to Voluntary
March 11, 2014

(Read the related press release.)

Thank-You Letter to Senate and House Appropriators for Passing FY 2014 Census Bureau Budget
January 28, 2014