09.10.20

Daines Urges Administration to Provide Support for Montana Census, Ensure All Montanans are Represented

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday sent a letter urging the Administration to direct additional Census resources to Montana in the final weeks of the field data collection operations to ensure all Montanans are represented.

“Given the rural nature of Montana and the additional challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Montanans may go uncounted and entire communities could be underrepresented at the federal level,” Daines wrote. “I am requesting that trained Census personnel from states which are nearing full enumeration be relocated to Montana as soon as possible.”

To read the full letter, click HERE.

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