Letters of Support

The Association of Public Data Users regularly writes or signs on to letters to Members of Congress or other decision-makers to support federal statistical agencies budget, program, or administrative imperatives. Below are a collection of recent letters that APDU has participated in.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

August 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY18 Funding

July 2017 Letter to Appropriations Committees on BEA FY18 Funding

May 2018 Letter to Appropriations Committee on BEA FY19 Funding

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

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

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

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

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

June 2017 Letter to Secretary of Transportation in Support of BTS

Census Bureau

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

April 2018 Letter to House Oversight Committee on Census Citizenship Question

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

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

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

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

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

Economic Research Service

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

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

Federal Statistical System

March 2017 Letter to Appropriates Committees on Federal Statistical System Support

National Center for Health Statistics

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

December 2017 Letter in Support of “PROSPER Act”

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