H.R. 1638: Census Reform Act of 2013

Apr 18, 2013
Referred to Committee on Apr 18, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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Apr 18, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Jeff Duncan
Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 18, 2013
6 pages
Full Title

To repeal the authority to conduct certain censuses, and for other purposes.


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22% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

16 cosponsors (16R) (show)

House Agriculture

Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

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House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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Census Reform Act of 2013 - Repeals various census programs of the Department of Commerce, including: (1) the collection and publication of agricultural statistics; (2) the census of manufactures, mineral industries, and other businesses; (3) the mid-decade census, and (4) the census of governments. Repeals the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct any surveys, sampling, or questionnaires other than those necessary to conduct the decennial census of population.
Repeals the Census of Agriculture Act of 1997. Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from carrying out any activities required to be conducted in 2013 under such Act.

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