Missouri House Proposes New Congressional Districts
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri House committee is proposing to consolidate the two congressional districts in the city of St. Louis into a single district.
Missouri is losing one of its nine seats in the U.S. House because of population changes. The Legislature is creating the new district boundaries, and the special House committee unveiled its proposed map Wednesday.
While putting St. Louis into a single district, the committee's map would also extend a northwestern district to cover much of northern Missouri.
St. Louis is now represented by two Democratic congressmen -- Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay.
Republican House panel chairman John Diehl says the map is a starting point. The committee planned hearings on it Thursday and Monday, with the full House possibly taking it up next week.