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Missouri governor signs off on new congressional districts

Redistricting Missouri
Posted at 4:22 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 17:22:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 2909 on Wednesday, which approved eight new congressional districts in Missouri.

Last week, the Missouri Senate voted 22-11 to approve the districts.

The Associated Press previously reported that the new districts are expected to give Republicans an advantage in upcoming elections.

"Today, we signed into law a congressional map that meets our constitutional requirements," Parson said. "This past session, we saw a few individuals' political posturing obstruct key pieces of priority legislation and promote inefficient and ineffective government."