House Allocates $2.814 billion for the Census Bureau

As reported in the Washington Post, the U.S. Census Bureau received a major boost in funding by congressional appropriators yesterday.

According to the press report, “Census advocates got an unexpected surprise Wednesday night when the House’s $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 included more funding for the Census Bureau than they had expected or even dreamed of asking for. The bill, which the House passed on Thursday, allocates $2.814 billion for the Census Bureau, nearly double the 2017 funding level of $1.47 billion, and $1.13 billion more than the administration’s adjusted request for 2018.”

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