Experts warn that the Trump administration’s proposal to more than double the Census Bureau’s current budget sounds more impressive than it really is.
The Census Bureau is in the home stretch of preparations for the 2020 count. But for more than half a year, the agency has lacked a permanent leader.
The Census Project warns underfunding the 2020 Census will mean hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of negative state impacts.
The numbers that the Census Bureau comes up with do more than tally up the population, they also affect where billions in federal dollars go each year. Phil Sparks, co-director of The Census Project, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the bureau may be underfunded.