Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of the U.S. Census Bureau's Director John Thompson:
"The census is an important part of our vibrant democracy. We must ensure the Bureau has strong leadership and the resources needed to conduct the census with unquestionable precision. We must also ensure the census process is welcoming to all. We cannot let fear and rhetoric reduce participation and affect this vital count."