WATCH: Rep. James Comer Introduces Bill to Add Citizenship Question to Census

Published: Jul 17, 2019

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, introduced H.R. 3765, the Census Accuracy Act of 2019, which ensures that a citizenship question appears on the 2020 decennial census and each census thereafter.

“It has always been common sense to include a citizenship question on our nation’s census. The partisan politics of the left have infiltrated very basic, common-held notions in this nation – even asking the question of how many legal and non-legal individuals are within our borders. It’s time that we stop playing partisan politics with regards to our illegal immigration problem and ensure that we know who is residing in our sovereign nation. I hope we can work to achieve this goal with the Citizens Count Census Act,” Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) said. 

“Asking the citizenship question is common sense…We’ve been asking this question in one way or another for two hundred years, and we should ask it on our census, which is the most accurate and official count,” commented House Oversight Ranking Member Jim Jordan. 

This bill is companion legislation to S. 1358, the Citizens Count Census Act of 2019,introduced by Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). 

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