Updated at 5:09 p.m. ET A bipartisan group of senators is offering a potential solution to a scheduling conundrum plaguing the 2020 census, with just over two weeks before counting is set to end. Their bill — introduced Tuesday by Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both Republicans from Alaska — would require the Census Bureau to continue tallying the country's residents through at least Oct. 31, as well as extend by four months the legal reporting deadlines for census results. That timeline mirrors the revised schedule the bureau first proposed to Congress in April , when the Trump administration announced that because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the bureau needed more time to...
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Bipartisan Senate Push To Extend Census Begins Weeks Before Count Is Set To End