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H.R. 5359: 2020 Census IDEA Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 21, 2018.


2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy Act or the 2020 Census IDEA Act

This bill prohibits the Department of Commerce, in the 2020 decennial census and each decennial census thereafter, from: (1) implementing any major operational design that has not been researched, studied, and tested for a period of not less than three years before the date on which the applicable census occurs; or (2) including on the questionnaire for the census any subject, type of information, or question that was not submitted to Congress.

The Government Accountability Office must certify to Congress that the subjects, types of information, and questions to be included in the census have been adequately research, studied, and tested to the same degree as in previous decennial censuses.