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Census Bureau must temporarily halt winding down operations

2020 Census
Posted at 12:59 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 15:59:33-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Census Bureau for the time being to stop following a plan that would have had it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September.

The federal judge in San Jose, California, issued a temporary restraining order late Saturday against the Census Bureau and the Commerce Department, which oversees the agency.

The order stops the Census Bureau from winding down operations until a court hearing is held on Sept. 17.

The head count of every U.S. resident helps determine how $1.5 trillion in federal funding is distributed and how many congressional seats each state gets.