H.R.3797 - Fairness in Representation Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 10/13/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||12/01/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3797 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/13/2009)
Fairness in Representation Act - Directs the Secretary of Commerce, in conducting the 2010 decennial census and every decennial census thereafter, to include in any questionnaire used for the purpose of determining the total population by states, a checkbox or similar option for respondents to indicate citizenship status or lawful presence in the United States.
Requires the Secretary to adjust census figures as necessary so that those who are not U.S. citizens or are not lawfully present in the United States are not counted in tabulating population for purposes of apportioning Representatives in Congress among the states.