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Californians In Congress Push to Extend Census Deadlines

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With bipartisan talks between the Republican-led Senate and the Trump administration stalled over extending the deadlines for the 2020 Census, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., says he helped introduce a new House bill Wednesday to try to get clarity about the census timeline sooner.

Gomez says he's worried that negotiations over the next relief package could spill into late June or early July, and he has been "in conversations" with counterparts in the Senate to encourage the other side of Capitol Hill to introduce a similar bill. He told NPR:

"We're running out of time. If we don't get our act together, the states are going to have some serious problems moving forward."

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