Lawmakers Press On Census Finances And Leadership — FCW

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership — FCW

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership
By Chase Gunter
Jul 05, 2017
John Thompson’s last day as Census director was June 30.

Congressional watchdogs from both sides of the aisle are concerned about finances at the Census Bureau and want to see an updated cost estimate to reflect potential cost overruns.
The bureau is undertaking a wide-ranging modernization of its technology and methodology with the goal of saving about $5 billion on the 2020 census, compared to repeating the 2010 approach.
In a June 29 letter, Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations subcommittee leaders Mark Meadows ( …

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