And the Census Bureau says it will finish collecting data next month and work to deliver population tallies to President Donald Trump.
The president, who is trailing Joe Biden in the polls, did not elaborate on what any such order would entail.
The president's comments have made his base distrustful of mail voting ahead of an election that may hinge on turnout by mail.
Democrats seek to extend a $600-per-week federal benefit into 2021, while Republicans want to dramatically scale back the payment.
The findings, published in Health Affairs, underscore the economic disparities shaping the nation’s coronavirus response.
State lawmakers have approved a bill to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters.
With months before the first shots could become available, there's worry that communities of color could be left behind.
Trump loyalists and establishment-aligned conservatives in the House are already jockeying ahead of November.
Anthony Tata has been designated as the official 'performing the duties of' the deputy undersecretary of defense policy.
The South Carolina Democrat compares the president to the Italian dictator.