THE CENSUS MESS...
May 21, 2010 - Chicago Suntimes
By Michael Sneed
The census mess ...
Lip lines: Don't mess with U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski. He has lined up a bipartisan group of 20 members of the House demanding an explanation of why the U.S. Census Bureau spent millions on imported promotional items for the census project, rather than giving the business to American manufacturers.
• Translation: Lipinski stated: "I've been seeking answers from the Census Bureau for more than a month with respect to promotional items purchased for the 'March to the Mailbox' campaign in Chicago. [A Sneed scoop] We have yet to receive a response! We now believe there may be systemic problems with how the [U.S. Commerce] Department is tracking its procurements and complying with the Buy American Act."
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