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Locke Statement on President Obama's Intent to Nominate Groves as Census Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Locke Statement on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Groves as Census Director

President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate Robert Groves as the new Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke released the following statement:

“The decennial Census faces significant challenges, but I am confident that Robert’s leadership will help us meet those challenges. He is a respected social scientist who will run the Census Bureau with integrity and independence.”

As Census Director, Groves will report to Secretary Locke.