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Larson Statement on SCOTUS Decisions

June 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its ruling on partisan gerrymandering and including a citizenship question in the 2020 Census:

“I am extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling on partisan gerrymandering. Partisan gerrymandering is undemocratic and results in the makeup of Congress being determined by who can game the system rather than by the will of the people. If our justice system won’t take action, then it falls on Congress to put an end to these partisan games and make sure the people’s House is truly represented by the people. That’s why the House passed H.R. 1 this year, which would put an end to partisan gerrymandering. The Senate should stop blocking this critical democratic reform.

“SCOTUS’s decision to send the citizenship Census question back to the Department of Commerce for more explanation is calling the Trump Administration’s bluff. This question would not only suppress reporting among immigrant and minority communities, but it would also undermine our democracy and representation. The fight to ensure fair representation continues,” said Larson.