A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, ruling Friday that it poses a "substantial risk" of undercounting Hispanics and non-citizens.
Rep. Elijah Cummings says he has “very serious questions” about whether U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was truthful in explaining how the Trump administration developed a census question about citizenship status. Ross says he "testified truthfully to the best of my ability."
Testimony wrapped up Thursday in Greenbelt, Maryland, over the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census as government attorneys sought to show it would not harm the accuracy of the count.
GREENBELT (AP) — A federal trial began Tuesday on lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, who has long sought to learn how the Trump administration came to develop a census question asking people their citizenship status, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will testify before the Baltimore Democrat’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
The impulse to rely on individual deals runs deep in the new administration; after all that's how Messrs. Trump, Mnuchin and Ross made their fortunes. As businessmen, they were great at exploiting the system; including controversial records of lobbying for protection and outsourcing jobs. Now they must try their hands at accomplishing radical systemic reform and need cooperation from Congress and foreign governments, where leaders have ideas of their ow.