April 14, 1999
The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 472. As stated
in the attached
March 16, 1999, letter to Chairman Burton, if this legislation were
presented to the President, the Secretary of Commerce would recommend that
it be vetoed.
H.R. 472 would mandate a post-Census local review that would not be timely, effective, or cost efficient. The Census Bureau is working with local governments to improve address information before the Census, which will provide greater accuracy of the Census within the statutory time frame for its completion.