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S. 2580: Every Person Counts Act

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Should the 2020 Census include a question asking all respondents whether or not they’re an American citizen?

Context

The Census routinely asked all U.S. residents citizenship questions from 1890 through 1950. In 1960, the citizenship question was indirectly addressed. However, from 1970 to 2000, only a sample of the U.S. population was asked about citizenship. After 2000, this and all of the other “long form” questions were moved to the annual American Community Survey which is sent to a little under four million people in the U ...

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menéndez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Mar 20, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Mar 20, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 20, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 20, 2018
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2580 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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