New Congressional Bill Affects American Community Survey
On April 18, 2013, Congressman Jeffrey Duncan (R-South Carolina) introduced a bill, H.R. 1638, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, also known as the "Census Reform Act of 2013," would repeal the authority to conduct certain censuses, including the American Community Survey (ACS).
To view the bill in its entirety, please click here and search for bill number H.R. 1638.
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American Community Survey Office
U.S. Census Bureau
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Is ACS in Jeopardy?
Do we need Census data every year? People think only of the Census, but the ANNUAL American Community Survey (ACS) could be cut if H.R. 1638 passes. -Susan