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S. 2233: A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data.

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After the administration’s attempt to count citizens was blocked by the Supreme Court, is this workaround valid?


The Census, which helps determine each state’s congressional representation and allocation of federal funding, is tasked by the Constitution with providing a count of the “whole number of… persons,” regardless of whether or not they’re citizens. The Census Bureau’s own estimates projected that requiring a citizenship question would depress non-citizens’ response rate by about 8 percent. States and districts with higher percentages of noncitizens would be harmed by this undercount, particularly many cities.

In the June 2019 case Department of Commerce v. New York, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to include a citizenship question on the Census. The ruling was 5–4, with Chief ...

Sponsor and status

Brian Schatz

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 23, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 23, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Jul 23, 2019

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S. 2233 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2233. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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