Hearings

The Federal Statistical System in the 21st Century: The Role of the Census Bureau

Jul 21 2009 4:30 AM

 

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) convened a hearing to examine the role of the Census Bureau in gathering and analyzing government statistics.  Five former heads of the Census Bureau testified at the hearing entitled, “The Federal Statistical System in the 21st Century: The Role of the Census Bureau,” which took place on Tuesday July 21, 2009 at 1 pm in room 2203 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Census data and analysis plays a central role in US Government economic policy making.  The JEC and experts discussed the Census’ continually evolving methodology and their implementation of 21st Century technologies to ensure the publication of accurate and timely scientific information.

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