On Wednesday, a House committee introduced a new plan for the state’s congressional districts that they hope will avoid the need for court intervention. If adopted, it would continue the 6-2 Republican advantage over the Democrats in the U.S. House Missouri delegation. The Missouri Senate and the House each previously passed their own version of the map, but there were disagreements over which communities should be split to ensure an equal number of voters in each district. Missouri is the only state where lawmakers have not passed a congressional redistricting plan, although some states are still facing legal challenges. The new plan comes as lawsuits in Missouri state and federal courts are pending seeking to order new maps based on the 2020 census. Lawmakers have one week to get a plan adopted before the end of the legislative session.
May 6, 2022 - 8:30am