US Representative Katie Porter Cites Greater Irvine Chamber in House Hearing

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA-45) at a House Oversight Committee hearing aimed at examining the Census Bureau’s strategies and plans for reaching hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census, addressed the reasons a complete census count matters for businesses. Porter also remarked on a recent visit she made to the Greater Irvine Chamber, where she held a roundtable discussion with regional community, business, and faith leaders on the topic of the Complete Count Census Committee. She cited the Chamber’s work as an example of the ways local organizations are getting involved in ensuring a complete census count.

“In my district I met with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce who made clear to me how important an accurate count is for them and they are putting their own resources toward what they call Project Census 2020 to help educate and inform the companies that are part of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce to do exactly this work,” Porter said.

The United States Census is performed every 10 years to count the number of persons, of all ages, in the U.S.  Its mission is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and is meant to be completely non-political. Accurate counts are vitally important for access to federal funding for infrastructure, funding for education, and for accurate representation in Congress, among other things.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.

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