Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05)
Jan 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement after announcing her Congressional partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census.
“As a partner of the 2020 Census, my staff and I will be working to ensure that all residents in the 5th District of Indiana are accurately counted and represented. This confidential count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources like schools, transportation, and hospitals, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Responding to the 2020 Census is our civic duty, and I encourage all Hoosiers to participate.”
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to the decennial 2020 census, to which you may respond either online, by phone, or by U.S. mail.
The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.
Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, public safety, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, click here.