THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 28, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Today, I am pleased to receive from the Department of Commerce the
first data released from Census 2000, our country?s 22nd Decennial Census.
I congratulate Secretary Norman Mineta, Secretary William Daley and Census
Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt for their leadership in Census 2000, the
longest continuous scientific effort in American democracy. Since 1790,
these data collected during each decennial census help to tell the on-going
story of America, its rich heritage and broad diversity. Most importantly,
I want to thank the American people for their participation in Census 2000.
With their help, the country is better equipped to meet the needs of every
American and the challenges in the 21st century.