Three Republican congressmen have issued a joint statement asking Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to end her boycott of the national population count.
Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, and John Mica of Florida are worried others will follow the steps of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and ignore the census forms.
Bachmann, who represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, told FOX news she won't complete most of the census survey next year.
Even though it's required by law, Bachman said the government questions are too intrusive.
In response, the three congressmen said in statement: "Boycotting the constitutionally mandated Census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country."
A U.S. Census spokesman said strong privacy protections are in place for the information collected during the census.