Hoyer Statement on Senate Action to Block Vitter-Bennett Census Amendment

For Immediate Release:

November 5, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Senate's action to block the Vitter-Bennett census amendment:
 
“I stood with Members of the Tri-Caucus last month to register our strong opposition to the Vitter-Bennett amendment. This purely political provision would have come at a significant fiscal cost and put the accuracy of the 2010 count at great risk. I applaud the Senate in taking this action to reject this grossly irresponsible amendment.”
 
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