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S. 2233 (116th): 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 Justice John Roberts …

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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


32 Cosponsors (31 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Jul 23, 2019

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S. 2233 (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. 2233. 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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