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]