Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Urges Increased FY2019 Funding for Decennial Census

NAR signed-on to a business coalition letter urging Congress to increase funding for the decennial census in fiscal year 2019 above the $4.27 billion recommended by the administration to $4.735 billion. Funding for the Bureau of the Census typically increases in the year leading up to the decennial census as the costs of preparations for the survey rise. Funding has been lower than typical pre-census periods. Thus, a funding increase is necessary to fund preparations for a robust and accurate census.