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Republicans renew push to exclude noncitizens from the census that helps determine political power

Associated Press

Civil rights groups and Democratic lawmakers are concerned about a push by some House Republicans to include a citizenship question on the once-a-decade census. The legislation facing an expected House vote later Wednesday would eliminate people who aren’t citizens from the head count that helps determine political power in the United States. A similar attempt failed before the last census in 2020 and was promoted by the Trump administration. The GOP bill is unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled and the White House opposes it. But opponents are still concerned that the legislation could get this far in the Republican-led House.

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