skip to main content

H.R. 44: Coretta Scott King Mid-Decade Redistricting Prohibition Act of 2019

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

Should a state be able to redraw new congressional boundaries only a few years after they previously did, for the purpose of partisan gain?


After each Census every 10 years, states redraw their congressional districts to maintain the district populations’ evenness, as well as adjust if any members need to be added or subtracted based on a state’s share of the national population.

However, on rare occasions a state will redistrict a second time within the decade. This is almost always done by a party gaining complete control of a state, and creating more favorable conditions for their party to win more of the state’s seats in Congress.

Neither party is immune — Republicans have done it in Texas and Democrats have done it in Georgia.

What the ...

Sponsor and status

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 3, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Committee

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 44 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 44. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 44 — 116th Congress: Coretta Scott King Mid-Decade Redistricting Prohibition Act of 2019.” 2019. November 28, 2020 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.