Because of the critical nature of the Census and its effect on New York City funding, Rep. Maloney urged New Yorkers to fill out the form, especially during the pandemic.
“In the midst of a public health crisis, a global economic downturn, and attacks from the Trump Administration – a full and accurate Census count is in jeopardy,” said Rep. Maloney. “The Census determines the federal funding New York City will receive for the next decade. Our city has record low Census response rates, and it is essential that every New Yorker fills out their form as we re-build in the wake of COVID-19.”
More than $1.5 trillion in federal funding is distributed based on Census data in 316 different community programs. In the 2010 Census, 16 million people were not counted.
As a result, Rep. Maloney, Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, responded to the Trump administration memorandum seeking to remove undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census apportionment count. Rep. Maloney has since been against this memorandum, seeing it as unconstitutional as more people will then be left out of the Census in the United States.