Missouri House panel backs new plan for congressional seats
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.