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  • Apportionment of Elected Representatives
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    Apportionment of Elected Representatives

    A hearing was held on apportionment and citizenship, titled “Counting the Vote: Should Only U.S. Citizens Be Included in Apportioning Our Elected Representatives?” The committee first heard…

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  • Higher Education Issues
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    Higher Education Issues

    Mr. Prewitt and Representative Ford spoke to educators about a number of issues related to higher education. Mr. Prewitt talked about the results of the 2000 Census and diversity in higher…

    16 views
  • Census Results
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    Census Results

    Mr. Prewitt talked about the recent release of the census numbers and how the new numbers would affect reapportionment of House seats in several states. He responded to audience phone…

    30 views
  • Census Data
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    Census Data

    Officials released the first set of census numbers; the resident population and Congressional appointment totals for each state. They explained that the resulting reapportionment would add…

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  • Final Response Rates for Census 2000
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    Final Response Rates for Census 2000

    Officials briefed reporters about final response rates for the 2000 census. They said that the national average of 67 percent was greater than expected and had reversed a trend toward…

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  • Census 2000 and Its Impact on Latino Civil Rights
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    Census 2000 and Its Impact on Latino Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about sampling data compiled by the census bureau, the importance of redistricting to minorities, and civil rights issues involved in the 2000 census. Following their…

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  • Census 2000 Operational News Conference
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    Census 2000 Operational News Conference

    Director Prewitt talked with reporters about the progress of the 2000 Census and tabulations that have been done so far. After his prepared remarks he answered questions from the media.

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  • Census 2000 Oversight Hearing
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    Census 2000 Oversight Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Prewitt on how the Census Bureau has been handling the follow-up for the households that did not return the census forms that were sent to them…

    44 views
  • Use of Sampling in the Census
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    Use of Sampling in the Census

    Participants discussed the current results of the 2000 census. They talked about the expected errors that occur because of the uncounted as well as multiple counted households. Director…

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  • Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation
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    Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation

    Committee members hear testimony from Mr. Prewitt about the efforts of the Census Bureau to follow up and contact the households from which no Census form was recieved.

    28 views
  • 2000 Census FollowUp
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    2000 Census Follow-Up

    Committee members heard testimony on follow-up efforts to contact households that did not return their Census form and other Census related matters. They also congratulated themselves on…

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  • Census 2000 Update
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    Census 2000 Update

    Mr. Prewitt talked about the second phase of Census 2000: enumerators going door to door to count people. He discussed why it necessary to perform this part of the census. He also responded…

    17 views
  • Census Update
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    Census Update

    As a kickoff to Census training, Mr. Prewitt spoke to enumerators about the challenges ahead. He said that they would have to overcome suspicions about confidentiality, highlighted methods…

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  • 2000 Census Response Rate
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    2000 Census Response Rate

    Witnesses testified about return rates on mail-in Census forms and about efforts to achieve an accurate count. Among the issues they addressed were privacy concerns raised by long form…

    102 views
  • Status of the 2000 Census
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    Status of the 2000 Census

    Mr. Prewitt spoke to reporters about the status of Census 2000 operations. He said that the mail-in return rate was 55 percent nationally, with the lowest returns in the South. He said that…

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  • Census 2000
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    Census 2000

    Mr. Prewitt discussed Census operations and history, and explained why the Census was mandated in the Constitution. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

    21 views
  • Status of 2000 Census
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    Status of 2000 Census

    Committee members heard testimony on Census Bureau operations and activities in taking the 2000 census. They talked about progress made thus far, as well as an error in which unnecessary…

    24 views
  • Native American Issues
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    Native American Issues

    At the winter meeting a congressional staffer and Ms. Teehee described legislation affecting Native Americans. Administration officials also addressed the group on Agriculture Department…

    76 views
  • Oversight of the 2000 Census
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    Oversight of the 2000 Census

    Mr. Prewitt testified about efforts underway to collect census data. Among the issues he addressed were enumeration efforts in Alaska and rural areas which had already begun, marketing…

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  • Census 2000 Update
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    Census 2000 Update

    Census Bureau officials talked with reporters about the status of the 2000 census operational activities. They talked about personnel, data centers, advertising, and efforts at…

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