09.16.20

Daines Successfully Secures Additional Resources for Montana Census

Trump administration responds to Daines' request

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has successfully secured additional support and resources from the Trump administration to improve Montana’s census count. 

“Montana has so much at stake for the 2020 census including access to federal resources and even the potential for more representation in Congress,” Daines said. “I’m glad to see the Trump administration act on my request to send more resources to our state to ensure Montanans are properly represented for the next decade.” 

In total, Montana will see the addition of more than 250 enumerators working to count Montanans to ensure that Montana is properly represented in the 2020 census.

Last week, Daines sent a letter urging the administration to direct additional census resources to Montana in the final weeks of the field data collection operation to ensure all Montanans are represented.

To read the response from the administration click, HERE.

Much of Montana remains historically undercounted. Ensuring an accurate census count is critical to potentially gaining additional Congressional representation and securing additional federal resources for Montana communities.