Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, during a House Oversight Committee hearing, over his approval of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The addition of the question — which asks individuals to state whether they are US citizens — is deeply controversial, and two federal judges have ruled it unlawful.
Ocasio-Cortez alleged that Ross broke the law when he failed to get required congressional approval before making the decision to add the question.
During the hearing Ross was accused by Democratic lawmakers of lying under oath about the process by which he made his decision and the reasons for the decision.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday. The line of questioning was over his approval of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

The addition of the question — which asks individuals to state whether they are US citizens — is deeply controversial because it could under-count immigrant communities, which affects the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes and the amount of federal funding a state will receive in the future.

Ocasio-Cortez drilled down on two allegations: first that Ross …read more


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