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S. 201 (116th): Every Person Counts Act

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A bill to amend title 13, United States Code, to make clear that each decennial census, as required for the apportionment of Representatives in Congress among the several States, shall tabulate the total number of persons in each State, and to provide that no information regarding United States citizenship or immigration status may be elicited in any such census.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


20 Cosponsors (20 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Menendez, Latino Pastors Coalition Kick-Off 2020 Census Campaign, Urge Everyone to Get Counted
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Jan 13, 2020

Senators Reintroduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 20, 2019

Reps. Meadows, Raskin Call for Release of Religious Prisoners of Conscience around the World and an End to Global Religious Persecution
    — Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020] on Jul 26, 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

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S. 201 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 201. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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