Subject: Census 2000 News Alert
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 14:50:50 -0400
From: Keri Monihan <kmonihan(a)ccmc.org>
Following is the copy from the most recent Census 2000 News
Alert. If you have any problems, please call me at
June 1, 1998
D.C. Court Lets Los Angeles, Other Cities Join Census
Census Monitoring Board Set To Meet
A federal court has ruled that the City of Los Angeles, 19
other states, cities, and counties, and 19 Members of
Congress may officially join the lawsuit brought by House
Speaker Newt Gingrich to prevent the use of sampling in the
2000 census. Los Angeles had sought to intervene in U.S.
House of Representatives v. U.S. Department of Commerce in
support of the Census Bureau's 2000 census plan. As
"intervenor-defendants," Los Angeles and the other
stakeholder parties argue that the
Constitution contemplates an accurate census, not a
particular method for achieving the population count. Oral
arguments before a special three-judge panel of the U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia will be heard on
June 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Census Monitoring Board update: The Census Monitoring
Board, established in the Census Bureau's current year
funding bill, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June
3, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 2203 Rayburn House Office
Building. The meeting is open to the public.
Funding update: House appropriators are ready to start
drafting the 13 funding bills that will keep Federal
agencies running in Fiscal Year 1999 (FY99), which begins on
October 1. Before heading home for the Memorial Day break,
the Committee on Appropriations divided up $532.8 billion in
discretionary funds that will be available for Federal
programs next year. The Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,
State, and The Judiciary and Related Agencies, which covers
the Census Bureau, received $32.34 billion, almost $200
million more than its counterpart Senate panel but still
$1.04 billion less than the Administration requested. The
Senate subcommittee will divide $32.16 billion among the
diverse programs in the Departments of Commerce, Justice,
and State and several other independent agencies, as well as
the Federal judiciary. The Administration requested $848
million for 2000 census activities in FY99.
Administration activities: President Clinton will shine a
spotlight on the importance of an accurate census when he
visits Houston, Texas, tomorrow. The President will
participate in a roundtable discussion on key census issues
with local political and civic leaders.
Important administrative note: Census 2000 Initiative
project consultant TerriAnn Lowenthal has a new e-mail
address, effective immediately. You may now direct
questions to TerriAnn at <terriann2K(a)aol.com>om>. Also,
effective June 26, TerriAnn can be reached at a new work
number, 202/484-2270. We'll remind you of this change as
the date approaches.
Questions about the information contained in this News Alert
directed to TerriAnn Lowenthal at (202) 434-8756 or, by
<terriann2K(a)aol.com>om>. Please feel free to circulate this
colleagues and other interested individuals.
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