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Congressman Neal Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Ending Census Early

October 14, 2020
Press Release

Springfield, MA – U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling that the 2020 Census count could end on October 15. This is sixteen days earlier than the planned end date of October 31.

“I am deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision to end the Census count early as it threatens our communities’ ability to receive the funding and representation they are entitled to. Without an accurate count, allocation of funds for cities and towns will be considerably less, especially in hard to count communities where individuals rely on federal assistance the most.

“This isn’t about politics. This is about our future. Our constitution, enshrined by our Founders, mandated a fair and accurate Census. We must continue to fight to ensure that every person across our country has their voice heard.”