According to a White House memo on Tuesday by President Biden, statistician Robert L. Announced plans to nominate Santos.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Santos would serve as the first person of color to serve as the head of a permanent agency because it would allow the state’s population of its one- to get new districts for the state. Struggles to meet the count of a decade. Legislature and House of Representatives.
The position, which traditionally had a direct role, has been in the headlines politically over the past two years, mainly over the Trump administration’s efforts to add the citizenship question to the census. After the Supreme Court rejected the administration’s reasoning for adding questions, the administration dropped the effort.
If confirmed, Mr. Santos will assume the position from Steven Dillingham who held the post from 2019 to January, but resigned after questions about the accuracy of the count surfaced. Mr. Dillingham was to serve by the end of the year.