Civil rights groups, cities sue Trump administration over new census deadline

Senior census officials said last month that the window to deliver the data by Dec. 31 had already passed. But on Aug. 3, the government announced the Sept. 30 deadline for data collection and said it would adhere to the December deadline for delivery.

A letter last week from 48 senators, including two Republicans from Alaska, urged Senate leaders to include the deadline extension in the relief bill. On Thursday, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, threatened to subpoena Census Bureau officials if they did not appear for interviews about the decision to shorten the timeline.

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