Letters of Support

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) regularly writes or signs onto letters to Members of Congress or other decision-makers to advocate for federal statistical agencies’ budget, program, or administrative needs. Below is a collection of recent letters in which APDU has participated, organized by entity and listed from most recent to oldest.

Coronavirus

July 2020 Letter to White House to Maintain Integrity of COVID-19 Data

April 2020 Letter on Data Priorities in COVID-19 Response

Bureau of Economic Analysis

April 2023 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY24 Funding

November 2020 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY21 Funding

April 2020 Letter to Appropriations Committee on BEA FY21 Funding

April 2019 Letter to  House CJS Appropriations Subcommittee on FY20 BEA Funding

September 2018 Letter to  House CJS Appropriations Subcommittee on FY19 BEA Funding

May 2018 Letter to Appropriations Committee on BEA FY19 Funding

August 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY18 Funding

July 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY18 Funding

Bureau of Justice Statistics

April 2022 Letter to Appropriations Committee on  NIJ and BJS FY23 Funding

Bureau of Labor Statistics

April 2024 Letter to Senate Labor, Health, and Human services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY25 Funding

July 2021 Letter to Senate in Support of FY22 Funding

July 2020 Letter to Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY19 BLS Funding

March 2018 Letter to House Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY19 BLS Funding

March 2018 Letter to Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY19 BLS Funding

February 2018 Letter to House Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY18 BLS Funding

December 2017 Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension in Support of William Beach’s Nomination as Commissioner of the BLS

August 2017 Letter to Secretary of Labor in Support of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

March 2017 Letter to Secretary of Education in Support of Education Data Programs

February 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees in Support of FY17 Funding for Education and Workforce Data Programs

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

June 2017 Letter to Secretary of Transportation in Support of BTS

June 2021 Letter to House Appropriations Committee in Support of FY22 Funding

Census Bureau

April 2023 Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees in Support of FY24 Funding

September 2022 Letter to Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY23 Census Funding

May 2022 Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee in Support of FY 23 BEA Funding

May 2022 Letter to Appropriations Committees in Support of FY23 CJS Funding

April 2022 Letter to Appropriations Committee in support of Census Bureau FY 23 Funding

December 2021 Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees in Support of FY22 Anomaly

November 2021 Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees in Support of FY22 Funding

June 2021 Letter in Support of the Bipartisan 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act

July 2021 Letter in Support of Nomination of Robert Santos for Director

April 2021 Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees in Support of FY22 Funding

December 2020 The Leadership Conference Census Task Force on the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee

August 2020 Letter to House and Senate Leadership Supporting Extending 2020 Census’ Statutory Deadlines

June 2020 Letter to CJS Appropriations Subcommittee in Support of Supplemental Funding for the Census Bureau Due to COVID-19

May 2020 Letter to House and Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY21 Census Funding

April 2019 Letter to Senate and House CJS Appropriations Subcommittees on FY20 Census Funding

December 2018 Letter to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders in Support of Confirmation of Census Bureau Director

December 2018 Letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Support of Census Data Confidentiality

November 2018 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees in Support of FY19 Census Funding

June 2018 Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of FY19 Census Funding

May 2018 Letter to House and Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittees in Support of FY19 Census Funding

April 2018 Letter to House Oversight Committee on Census Citizenship Question

April 2018 Letter to Senate Homeland Security Committee on Census Citizenship Question

November 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees in Support of FY18 Census Funding

November 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees in Support of FY18 Census Funding

September 2017 Letter to Congress in Support of Fair And Accurate 2020 Census

June 2017 Letter to President Trump on Nomination of New Director to Census Bureau

April 2017 Letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committees in Support of Census Bureau FY17 and FY18 Funding

Economic Research Service

November 2018 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to Oppose Funding for ERS Relocation

October 2018 Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to Oppose ERS Relocation

Federal Statistical System

March 2020 Letter to Appropriates Committees on Federal Statistical System Support

March 2017 Letter to Appropriates Committees on Federal Statistical System Support

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

March 2023 Letter in Support of FY24 NCHS Funding

November 2022 Letter in Support of NCHS During CDC Reorganization

September 2022 Letter in Support of FY 23 NCHS Funding

March 2021 Letter in Support of FY22 NCHS Funding

April 2020 Letter in Support of FY21 NCHS Funding

Spring 2018 Letter in Support of FY20 NCHS Funding

Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS)

May 2018 Letter in Support of PRIS to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló

Individual Support

January 2018 Letter in Support of Andreas Georgiou

Legislation

June 2024 Letter to Congress to fully appropriate the necessary non-defense discretionary funds for FY25

April 2021 Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees in Support of FY22 Research Program Funding

December 2017 Letter in Support of “PROSPER Act”

November 2017 Letter in Support of “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act”