Congressional Bill H.R. 3131 To Make Participation in the American Community Survey Voluntary

Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe has introduced a bill into Congress that would make the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey completely voluntary except for the questions pertaining to the head count for representation in government (the original intent of the census).

 Poe’s bill, H.R. 3131, is co-sponsored by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

To write a letter to Congress in support of Bill H.R. 3131 click on: A Letter to Congress


Bill H.R. 3131 is now Bill H.R. 931, “To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain basic questions”, Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 3/3/2011),

The 33 additional co sponsors are:

Rep Boozman, John [AR-3]   Rep Campbell, John [CA-48]
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6]
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7]
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5]
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4]
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5]
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2]
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3]
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] Rep King, Steve [IA-5]
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5]</
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22]
Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6]
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16]
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2]
Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21
Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1]
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3]  

4 Responses

  1. My Dad is 91 years old and he was sent The American Community Survey form, and when he did not answer 3 more were sent. Then threatening letters and a phone call saying they would send a person to help him with the forms.
    I called and said you are harassing senior citizens.
    My attorney husband called our congressman’s office and they said it should be filled out.
    Do we live in America “The land of the free” or Russia?

  2. according to
    H.R. 3131: To direct the Secretary of State to submit a report on whether any support organization that…

    112th Congress: 2011-2012

    To direct the Secretary of State to submit a report on whether any support organization that participated in the planning or execution of the recent Gaza flotilla attempt should be designated as a foreign terrorist organization and any actions taken by the Department of State to express gratitude to the government of Greece for preventing the Gaza flotilla from setting sail in contravention of Israel’s legal blockade of Gaza, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL9]

    *** This is a hideous bill to support. Say goodbye to freedom of speech! Say no to HR 3131

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    • Thank you Elbert, I appreciate your comment. It has been a surprise to me that in the off years people are still seeking information about the Census. I thought that the blog would be most active during the time of census taking. Thanks again.

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