2020 Census Data Collection To End Early

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting short its schedule for collecting data for the 2020 census.

Legislation that would extended the collection deadline from the end of September to the end of October has stalled in the U.S. Senate.  Census experts and civil rights activists worry the sped-up count could hurt its thoroughness and produce inaccurate data that will have lasting effects through the next decade since it determines how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed and how many congressional districts each state gets.