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Senate Democrats Want Secy Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question

Senate Democrats are calling for a hearing on the 2020 census, specifically, the inclusion of a question asking whether the respondent is an American citizen.
Democrats sent a letter to Homeland Security Chairman Senator Ron Johnson Friday, asking for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to testify on the subject.
President Donald Trump, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, listen as Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross speaks during an event to announce tariffs and investment restrictions on China, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The call for action is led by Democratic Senators Kamala Harris, Gary Peters, and Claire Mccaskill.
They said Ross must explain the process used in adding a citizenship question, and the impact it has on the planning of the 2020 census.
The Commerce Department announced the inclusion of the citizenship question Monday, at the request of the Justice Department.
“The 2020 decennial census is the department’s top priority. We are responding solely to the Department of Justice’s request, not to any campaign request or any political party request.” -Wilbur Ross, secretary of commerce
Democrats have introduced legislation to block questions of citizenship or immigration status from being included in the census.
However, Republicans have pointed out the question has been part of the census in the past.

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