Missouri House Rejects Senate’s Changes to Congressional Redistricting Plan

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) The Missouri House of Representatives has rejected the Senate’s changes to a Congressional redistricting plan. The House has instead proposed to have a group of House and Senate members negotiate a deal. Bill sponsor, state Representative Dan Shaul, of eastern Missouri’s Imperial, says he wants to come up with the best possible map.

State Representative Nick Schroer, a Republican from the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon, says he supports the Senate version and sending the House bill back to the Senate could be volatile. Both House and Senate versions would keep Missouri’s Congressional districts virtually the same politically – with six Republican strongholds and two Democratic ones.