Census experts make $2B ask for census data infrastructure improvements

A group of census and data experts called on Congress on Tuesday to increase funding for the U.S. Census Bureau, saying the agency needs the money to pay for infrastructure improvements.

In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of House and Senate Appropriations committees, The Census Project, a national coalition of 55 organizations, including the advocacy group, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, asked Congressional leaders to allocate $2 billion in funding for the bureau in its fiscal 2022  appropriations.

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