Jan 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Wilbur Ross to testify before House Oversight on census question

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

The House Oversight Committee announced Tuesday that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has agreed to testify on March 14, focusing on a citizenship question that was set to be added to the 2020 Census questionnaire.

Why it matters: Last week, a federal judge in New York ruled against the Trump administration's decision to include the question, siding with critics who argue that it's a partisan move that could cause legal and undocumented immigrants to refuse to participate.

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