May 24, 2018
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Applauds Confirmation of Census Director by Senate

(Washington DC) -The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) applauded the confirmation of Dr. Robert M. Groves for the position of Census Director at the Department of Commerce. Dr. Groves was nominated by President Barack Obama earlier this year, and was confirmed by the United States Senate yesterday, July 13.

"Preparations for the 2010 Census are already under way, and now with a confirmed Director of the Census Bureau, we will be able to move forward to ensure and full and accurate count during this vital event," said Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the Chairwoman of CHC. "These counts are vital to all Americas, and particularly minority communities, as many government services and funding are determined by these numbers. We look forward to working with Robert M. Groves in his new capacity, as well as with Secretary Locke and President Obama, in ensuring that the Census Bureau has all the resources it needs."

"We look forward to working with Dr. Groves as he guides us through the 2010 Census that will affect the daily lives of all citizens, especially minorities, throughout the next ten years," said Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez, 1st Vice Chair of the CHC and Chair of the Civil Rights, Veterans and Worker Protections Task Force. "He comes to the Census Bureau with overwhelming experience, and under his guidance will ensure a high level of commitment encouraging everyone to be counted in the 2010 census. The Obama administration has assembled a top notch Census Bureau team and now with the confirmation of Dr. Groves, we can move forward with the necessary resources and leadership needed to provide our nation with the most accurate count." 

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