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Education foundation here at C span, Ben Adams, executive editor with public affairs. Thank you. Thank you from this morning's Washington journal, again, we're standing by to threaten five minutes or so take you live to the National Press Club here in Washington for a conversation with Larry cudlow, the White House national economic economic council director until then a few minutes of your comments from this morning's Washington journal as we asked you whether a citizenship question should indeed be added to the twenty twenty cents. It's the constitution that requires the census to be done every ten years article one section one into the constitution states representatives shall be apportioned among several states, according to their respective numbers. The actual enumeration Shelby made within three years in the final meeting of the congress of the United States of America and with an every subsequent term of ten years in such manner as they shall by law direct. So. As you know, the census gathers a lot of information. Some of that information goes to reapportion ING districts across the country for representation in congress. This is the language that the Commerce Department led by commerce secretary Wilbur Ross wants to add to the twenty twenty cents. This is this person a citizen of the United States. Now this question will go last on the survey. Yes. Born in the United States. Yes. Born in Puerto Rico Guam the Virgin Islands or the northern Maraniss islands. Yes. Marietta's violence born ahead of US citizen parent, or parents and yes US citizen by naturalization. Our no not a US citizen. So that's what the language would look like Wilbur Ross was testifying recently before the house oversight committee. Here's what he had to say about adding the language mister secretary, you wrote to the committee of few months ago that the reason you did not mention all your f-. Efforts that a citizenship question before DOJ's letter was because these efforts were merely and I quote informal and hypothetical discussions with all due respect that have explanation does not have the laughed test. Well, is the facts are sorry, you're dissatisfied. You testified three times and each time. You withheld critical information that congress needed to oversee preparations for twenty twenty cents. It MRs sector will you take responsibility today for misleading. Congress whether intentionally or not about the process you follow to add the citizenship question to the twenty twenties. Never intentionally misled. Congress intentionally said anything incorrect under oath. Very doing mister secretary you lied to congress. You miss that the American people, and you are complicit in the Trump administration's intent to suppress the growing political power of the non white population. You have already done great harm to it's twenty twenty and you have zero credibility, and you should in my opinion resigned that was an exchange between Mr. Klay, the congressman and the will Wilbur Ross commerce secretary recent hearing at a March fourteenth hearing the same day, cutting the Mark meadows, congressman from North Carolina defended secretary Ross is integrity and his role in designing the census. And here's what he had say. There seems to be some indication that there were nefarious purposes for including this particular question on the census. Do you believe that President Bill Clinton? Had an affair his purposes in mind when he included a citizenship question on the two thousand senses. No. Ability to read President Clinton's mind, but I have no reason to believe that he had an affair purposes, including the question. Do you have any knowledge of any other democrat president who had an affair purpose in in mind when they included the census question on preview the citizenship question on previous senses. Well, I'm sure there were but I have not approached this as a partisan matter. So I haven't tried to differentiate whether there's a democratic president or Republican prison. So you're saying that you're approaching this just from a census point of view to get an accurate count for the United States of America is at your sworn test, and it is explained in the decision memo of much twenty six two thousand eighteen it is also to comply with the request by the department of Justice that we add the citizenship question. So that they could have block level. Census data. To Mr. meadows point the Pew Research put together some information on this the census question and take a look at what they found. This isn't question was asked in each census of the total population from eighteen ninety to nineteen fifty until nineteen twenty. It was only asked of adult men. The question was not asked in the nineteen sixty consent census since then this is ship. Question has been asked of only a sample of household either on the census long form or in the American community survey which replaced it in two thousand ten the government's interest in asking about citizenship coincided with a rise in immigration in the United States. You can see here. Eighteen ninety to nineteen fifty. These are the years when they asked that question. Ultimately peaking in nearly fifteen percent of the population in the late eighteen hundreds in early nineteen hundreds immigration slowed sharply after restrictions were enacted in the nineteen twenties to less than five percent of the population, the removal, this isn't question from census questions asked of all households came as the census bureau, reduce the number of questions asked of all households and began asking more questions including citizenship at a sample of the population, which is done every year. Instead of every time years we want to get your take on this this morning should this immigration question. Be added to the twenty twenty cents tina's. I and Pennsylvania. Tina you say, yes. Good morning to you. From this morning's Washington journal, your calls on the possible citizenship question for the twenty twenty census. We quickly note that the US supreme court heard oral argument today in that case, and we will bring that audio to you on Friday live now to the National Press Club where we will hear remarks, and then Acuna was Larry cudlow White House. National Economic Council director. Introducing him is Press Club president Alison kodjak. Now, the good news for Larry cudlow with that he arrived at the White House of in the midst of one of the country's longest economic expansions eight approach ten years. The economy is humming along with fifty growth last year. A healthy three percent. The unemployment rate that historic lows and wages are rising but arriving at the top can create challenges. How long will the good news last? This is. She's been radio programming from Tuesday. Mr. Kudlow and the White House are forecasting robust economic growth through the next few years. He told Fox News last week that President Trump's tax cuts saved the average American about twenty three hundred dollars last year. And that Trump's policies are quote rebuilding the economy, but the but the outlook of most economists isn't so rosy, according to my colleagues at NPR and to Bloomberg news, many economists project economic growth this year will be markedly slower than in two thousand eighteen because of the effects of trade policies slowing global growth and a tight labor market. Larry Kudlow began his career the financial analyst at the Federal Reserve before heading to Wall Street as an analyst at Paine, Webber and Bear Stearns. He served in the Reagan administration helping to shape the budget and tax policy and before he took a second tour. I'm Wall Street. Mr. cuddle is also a media personality, a former host of CNBC's the Kudlow report and a host of WABC radio show and a contributing editor at the national review. He's the author of several books, including JFK and the Reagan revolution a secret history of American prosperity in which explores the similarities between the economic policies of those two presidents. When Mr. cuddly joined the Trump administration observers were quick to seize on his long public record advocating free trade and inclusive immigration reform, which is in stark contrast to the views of President Trump in response. The president said, quote, we don't agree on everything. But in this case, I think that's good. I wanna have divergent opinions. Please join me and giving a warm National Press Club. Welcome to the director of National Economic Council. Larry cudlow..

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