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S. 2226 (116th): 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?


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 …

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 60 pages
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


13 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Jul 23, 2019

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

S. 2226 (116th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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