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S. 2226: Redistricting Reform Act of 2019

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Since the Supreme Court blocked a judicial solution to partisan gerrymandering last year, is a legislative solution the only option?

Context

After each decennial Census, including the one being conducted this April, states revise the boundaries of (aka “redistrict”) their congressional seats based on the new population numbers. In most states, this revision is overseen by explicitly partisan groups such as state legislatures.

This can lead to results such as 2012, when Democrats won more total House votes nationwide yet Republicans won the House anyway, in large part because of partisan gerrymandering. (A practice in which revised boundaries provide substantial electoral advantage to the dominant party.)

It can also work the other way: in Connecticut, House Republicans won 38% of the vote but earned zero seats. However, once partisan district ...

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 60 pages
Introduced
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Jul 23, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 23, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 23, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2226 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 S. 2226. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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