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Missouri House panel backs new plan for congressional seats

A Missouri House committee has advanced a new plan for dividing up the state’s eight...
A Missouri House committee has advanced a new plan for dividing up the state’s eight congressional districts. (Source: MO.gov)(MO.gov)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 9:41 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House committee has advanced a new plan for dividing up the state’s eight congressional districts.

The plan endorsed Wednesday is expected to continue Republicans’ 6-2 edge in the state’s congressional delegation.

Committee chairman Rep. Dan Shaul said it could be debated by the full House next Monday — allowing time for the Senate to also consider it before the May 13 deadline to pass bills.

The House and Senate have been at a standoff over congressional redistricting even though Republicans control both chambers.

Missouri is the only state that has not at least passed a redistricting plan, though uncertainties also remain in several states.