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Foster Joins House Census Caucus

Feb 1, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Census Caucus. The caucus promotes the importance of the decennial U.S. Census and educates Members of Congress and the public about the impact the Census has on our system of government and economy.

“An accurate count of our country’s population is one of the foundations of our democratic system,” Foster said. “The U.S. Census is vital to our ability to determine fair representation at all levels of government, as well as the efficient allocation of funding for priorities like education, transportation, and social services. In addition, data gathered through the Census bolsters researchers’ ability to conduct quality studies about the changes in our country’s demography for years to come. I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide people with a better understanding of the important role the Census plays and to protect its integrity.”

Over the past six months, Congressman Foster has hosted community briefings in Aurora, Joliet, and Naperville that have focused on the 2020 Census and the need for an accurate census in the 11th Congressional District and nationwide. The events also highlighted the danger of the Trump Administration’s proposed citizenship question on the census that could adversely affect the amount of federal money allocated to cities in Illinois.