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Bipartisan Senate Push To Extend Census Begins Weeks Before Count Is Set To End

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2020
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A bipartisan group of senators is offering a potential solution to a scheduling conundrum plaguing the 2020 census, with just over two weeks before counting is set to end.

Their bill — introduced Tuesday by Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both Republicans from Alaska — would require the Census Bureau to continue tallying the country's residents through at least Oct. 31, as well as extend by four months the legal reporting deadlines for census results.

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