Data snags cause Trump to miss giving Congress census data

Data snags cause Trump to miss giving Congress census data
The president is required to give the numbers to Congress showing the number of people in each state within the first week of the start of Congress in the year following a U.S. census. (Source: Foto de archivo)

The Trump administration has missed a deadline for giving Congress numbers used for dividing up congressional seats among the states, as the U.S. Census Bureau works toward fixing data irregularities found during the numbers-crunching phase of the 2020 census.

President Donald Trump on Sunday, Jan. 12, missed a deadline for transmitting the apportionment numbers to Congress.

Under federal law, the president is required to hand over the numbers to Congress showing the number of people in each state within the first week of the start of Congress in the year following a once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident.

There are no penalties for missing the deadline.

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