Ordinary MRA members can prove extraordinary when they exercise their power in the government affairs arena.
On August 1, the Senate voted by unanimous consent to confirm John H. Thompson as the new director of the Census Bureau.
At a crucial point in the decennial Census lifecycle, the House and Senate have diverged on how much money the Census Bureau should be able to work with in Fiscal Year 2014.
Census data is “the leading source of quality data on our nation's people and economy,” according to Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Commi
Ginger Blazier (Directions in Research) visited with staff for her Representative, Susa
Federal surveys to be axed: House GOP bill would cancel the American Community Survey (ACS) and a bunch of other recurring federal studies
The White House announced on May 23 that it was nominating John H. Thompson to be the new Director of the Census Bureau.
The U.S. Census Bureau has been without a Congressionally-approved leader since August 2012, when then-Director Bob Groves resigned.
President Obama's proposed budget includes provisions key to the survey, opinion and research profession: programs that potentially threaten research companies using respondent incentives; and a bu