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Governor Bullock to Congress: "Steer clear of political games" on 2020 Census

May 7, 2018View for printing

Ahead of Tuesday's hearing, Bullock calls on Chairman Gowdy and Ranking Member Cummings to "follow the Constitution"

Montana Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings ahead of the Progress Report on the 2020 Census hearing tomorrow, May 8, 2018, specifically addressing reports senior administration officials have directed the Census Bureau to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

"The federal officials who administer the Census have a special public trust: follow the Constitution, and steer clear of political games that would distort the results of the Census. After all, simply counting shouldn't be that hard," wrote Governor Bullock. "There is no place for the ugly, racial history of gerrymandering to rear its head again through the Census."

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