Lawmakers battle over Trump Administration decision to add new question to 2020 Census

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WASHINGTON D.C. – We’re now just one year out from the 2020 Census and the debate over its fate is heating up on Capitol Hill.

The National survey will dictate everything from voter districts to human services in communities across the country.

Lawmakers battled over the Trump Administration’s decision to include a new question to the 2020 Census, “Are you an American citizen?”.

Democrats have voted to issue a subpoena demanding the Trump Administration turn over its un-edited communications about the decision to include the citizenship question.

The White House continues to defend the question arguing the data will help prevent voter fraud, but Democrats contend the move is simply a power grab.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments beginning April 23.

A ruling should be issued before the census deadline of June 1.

The census director says despite a pending court decision they are on track for the census to go out in time.
 

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