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So much for Census 'oversight': NY Post

Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif.
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Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif.

The Census Bureau missed a Dec. 3 deadline by the House Oversight Committee to provide documents related to the investigation of the case of Julius Buckmon, the former Census employee accused of faking interviews with households in 2010, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chair of the Oversight Committee, is investigating the bureau's alleged fabrication of the nation's unemployment data.

According to the newspaper, the committee is not only looking into the Buckmon incident but also into additional allegations that the deception continued for years and other employees at the Census falsified unemployment data during the last presidential election.

The Commerce Department, which is in charge of the Census, has assured congressional investigators that they will eventually get the information and interviews they are requesting, the newspaper said.

(Read more: Looking to move? The Census has an app for that)

The Census said in a statement that "the matter is now with" the Commerce Department's Office of Inspector General, according to the Post's report.

A Senate committee is also believed to be looking into the matter, according to the Post.

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