Legislative Update: WIA reauth, Census, and more

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A round-up of this week’s legislative news in economic, workforce, and education-related data.

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Friends of BLS releases first member list

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Friends of BLS releases first member list
APDU, in partnership with a number of other organizations, has launched the Friends of BLS group to support the mission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and educate the public and decision-makers on the agency’s work. The group has 30+ entities signed on as supporters.

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C2ER met with Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss BLS budget issues

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C2ER met with Justin Gibbons and Stephen Steigleder, staffers for the Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 25 to discuss BLS budget issues.

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Public data making the rounds in the media

As the appropriations process gears up on Capitol Hill, government officials, advocates, and journalists are making the case for preserving public data.

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C2ER calling on Congress to restore, modernize BLS budget

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C2ER has learned that the Senate and House are developing appropriations proposals that must ready in the next few weeks. To that end, C2ER will be coordinating outreach to both committees, as well as to key individual members of each, calling on the House and Senate to increase the total Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) budget request to $631.4 million.

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C2ER joins 100 organizations in defense of ACS

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Good news from the Hill: the move to re-introduce an unpopular bill that would affect the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey has failed.

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