“From the first days of the transition the census has been a priority for the president, and a process he wanted to reevaluate.” – White House Spokesman
Main Entry: cen·sus
Etymology: Latin, from cens?re
1: a count of the population and a property evaluation in early Rome
2: a usually complete enumeration of a population ; specifically : a periodic governmental enumeration of population
3: count , tally
– census transitive verb
The Constitution of the United States of America
Section 2: House of Representatives
Clause 3: Apportionment of Representatives and Taxes
The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
“It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” Bishop said of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who would be tasked with overseeing the census at the White House.