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  • On April 28, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new set of  “demonstration data”  to help the data user community evaluate the latest update to the new Disclosure Avoidance System to enhance protection of 2020 Census redistricting. The demonstration data use previously released 2010 Census data to illustrate the impact of the read more ...

  • On April 26, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the first major results from the 2020 Census — state population counts used to apportion se ats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The results included the following: The resident U.S. population (as of April 1, 2020) is 331,449,281 million. This number represents read more ...

  • On April 9, President Biden released his Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding request. Typically, the president introduces his proposed budget in early February. It is not unusual for a new Administration’s initial budget to be delayed. However, the FY 2022 budget release is especially late given read more ...

  • NSF for the Future Act of 2021 Expands Funding and Scope of the Agency House Science Committee chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) has introduced a much-anticipated bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). H.R. 2225, the NSF for the Future Act of 2021 envisions an agency with an annual budget that read more ...

  • On April 23, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored its first (virtual) congressional briefing of 2021. The briefing, “Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19,” featured the work of four population scientists : Dr. Noreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dr. Marc A. Garcia, University of read more ...

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PAA Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs

Suzanne Stokes Vieth
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs