‘It’s time to move forward’: Maryland lawmakers react to Trump backing down from census citizenship question

President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration is backing down from an effort to add a question inquiring about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. census. Instead, he announced an executive order requiring federal government agencies to turn over all requested records on citizenship numbers to the Commerce Department as part of an effort to calculate the number of citizens and noncitizens. For Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Baltimore, Thursday’s address revealed that the Trump administration’s previous assertions that its pursuit of the citizenship question was meant to help protect minority voting rights was a “sham.” (Balt. Sun)

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