The way the U.S. Census Bureau collects national demographic and economic data may soon change.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is crafting a bill called Service Members Count Act to revise the way the census counts soldiers when they are deployed over seas.
Jason Hassert with Senator Paul’s Office says soldiers are counted in their home state even though many soldiers have not lived in their state for several years.
Hassert says the new bill will help local communities receive an accurate count in the census and funding for proposed economic projects.
Senator Paul is working with Congressman Ed Whitfield and Congressman Brett Guthrie to have the proposed Service Members Count Act passed by this summer.