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Aug 4, 2020

Tester Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Cut Census Short, Undercount Montanans

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after reports that the U.S. Census Bureau is planning to end its constitutionally mandated effort to count Americans a month early:

“Any effort to cut short the 2020 Census is irresponsible, and will hurt hardworking Montana families. In Montana, rural counties, young folks and Native communities are severely undercounted, and this deliberate action is intended only to suppress their voices. If this plan moves forward, our state will lose big when it comes to support for local government, schools, and health care as well as our representation in Congress. The Census Bureau must reverse this reckless decision immediately.”

In 2010 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated nearly five percent of Native Americans living on reservations and in Alaska Native villages weren’t included in the final Census count, and across the U.S. nearly four out of 10 households have yet to be counted.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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