Statements about Census
Says 2012 was the "first year in American history that more minorities are being born than people in the majority."
Says Oak Grove is "one of the largest cities in Oregon" and is "the biggest city in Clackamas County and it's not a city."
Virginia "is home to more veterans per capita than any state in America."
"Nobody is leaving Memphis. That's a myth."
"The U.S. Census believes that by 2030 the majority of Americans will use Spanish as their first language."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"The state’s tax burden has, according to census figures released today, cost our state another 190,000 residents in 2009."
Says close to 90 percent of the population growth in Texas over the last decade was non-Anglo.
"If you shut down Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, it's estimated you'd have to add seven new lanes to I-95 to accommodate the increased traffic."
"Illegal aliens cost the state of Rhode Island $400 million a year."
"I represent the fourth-poorest (congressional) district" in the nation.
"Over half of the foreign-born population in Rhode Island is white."
"Sometime in the next decade, there will be more Latinos in the state of Texas than there are Anglos. That will happen sometime in the next five to eight to ten years."
Says Houston’s 18th congressional district has been “gentrified” and is home to “more Anglos than African Americans.”
"The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."
Says state's expected "increase in federal political clout is almost entirely due to the growth of the African American and Hispanic populations in Texas in virtually every region of the state.”
"Early census returns are showing that conservatives have been measurably less likely than liberals to return their census forms."
"The most private question on this year’s form asks for an individual’s race, and that question has been asked by every census since the 1790 census conducted under then-President George Washington."
"This census is also the shortest and least intrusive count in modern history."
"An audit of the last census found that over 370,000 people living in Texas were not counted, and our state lost an estimated $1 billion in federal funds as a result."
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