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Foster Statement on Supreme Court Census Decision

Jun 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion blocking the addition of a “citizenship question” to the Census for now:

“I’m pleased that the Supreme Court has for now, blocked the Trump administration’s politically-motivated attempt to add an unnecessary citizenship question to the 2020 Census,” Foster said. “However, our work is not done – we need to remain vigilant and ready to combat additional attempts to disenfranchise people who call our communities home. Illinois depends on a fair count to get its fair share of federal funding. It costs Illinois $1,800 each year for every resident not counted. An accurate count of our country’s population is one of the foundations of our democratic system. I will continue to work to make sure the people I represent are counted fairly and that our communities receive their fair share of federal funding for priorities like education, transportation, and social services.”

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