Bob Groves' confirmation hearings were held today (5/15). C-SPAN has the hearings at the link below. Grove's opening statement is well worth listening to and begins at about 19 minutes into the video. He strongly speaks to the need for a non-partisan approach to the census and maintaining a focus on the scientific issues that confront the census and it's many data gathering activities.
The C-SPAN Summary:
CENSUS NOMINEE SAYS NO TO STATISTICAL SAMPLING
At his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Cmte., Census Director nominee Robert Groves said that statistical sampling in the 2010 census will not take place. Mr. Groves was nominated by Pres. Obama in April.
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