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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.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

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

Context

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 …


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2233

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 23, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Reed, Mr. Brown, Mr. Booker, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Bennet, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Hirono, and Ms. Duckworth) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To nullify the effect of the recent executive order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data.

1.

Recession

(a)

In general

The provisions of Executive Order 13880 (84 Fed. Reg. 33821; July 11, 2019), entitled Collecting Information About Citizenship Status in Connection With the Decennial Census, are rescinded and shall have no force or effect.

(b)

Effective date

This Act shall take effect as if enacted on July 11, 2019.