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Ross Warned by House Democrats Not to Delay Census Testimony

  • Commerce secretary also faces questions over disclosure form
  • Oversight chairman tells Ross he must show up as scheduled
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was warned that he must not try to put off a scheduled public hearing before a U.S. House committee next week, where a main topic will be his role in seeking to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

The warning came in a letter to Ross on Wednesday from House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings, after Ross requested more time to prepare for the hearing that’s been scheduled for March 14, according to an official familiar with the matter.