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Pelosi, Tri-Caucus and Oversight Democrats Hold Press Conference Ahead of Hearing on Census Citizenship Question

May 7, 2018
Press Release
 

Pelosi, Tri-Caucus and Oversight Democrats Hold

Press Conference Ahead of Hearing on Census Citizenship Question  

 

*** Media Advisory ***

 

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Tri-Caucus and Oversight Democrats will hold a press conference tomorrow, May 8 at 11:45 a.m. E.T., on the Trump Administration’s rushed decision to add an untested new question on citizenship despite concerns raised by the Census Bureau itself and numerous stakeholders.

 

House Democrats have sent multiple letters to the Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau and the Department of Justice requesting documents relating to the Census Bureau’s concerns about including the citizenship question, but have received no documents and no replies to the request.  Oversight Democrats sent a follow up letter to Chairman Trey Gowdy requesting he issue a subpoena for the documents.  To date, Gowdy has refused Democrats’ request.

 

The Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the addition of the citizenship question at 1 p.m. on after repeated calls from Ranking Member Cummings and other Members.

 

WHO:

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus

Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Congressman Cedric Richmond, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Member of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Vanita Gupta, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

 

WHAT:

Pelosi, Tri-Caucus, and Oversight Democrats Hold Press Conference on the Census Citizenship Question Ahead of Hearing

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 8, at 11:45 a.m. E.T.

WHERE:

Gabe Zimmerman Room, HVC-215

Capitol Visitor Center

United States Capitol

Washington, D.C.

 

NOTE:

 

Livestream of the press conference will be available here.

 

 

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115th Congress