Bennett pushes citizenship question on census

Bennett pushes citizenship question on census

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Sen. Bob Bennett has introduced an amendment that would only allow continued funding of the 2010 census if it includes a question of citizenship status on all future counts.

The amendment is based on the Fairness in Representation Act, which was introduced by Bennett last month.

The bill would require the Census Bureau to include a question on its decennial counts asking whether the individual is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States.

It would also tell the Census Bureau, that for the purposes of apportionment of congressional seats, the population should be based on the number of legal residents.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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