CA, NY, IL to Lose Congressional Seats, TX and FL to Gain in Census-Driven Reapportionment
Six states will pick up seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and seven will lose under the Congressional apportioning mandated by Title 2 of the U.S. Code. The reapportionment occurs as the result of population shifts recorded in the 2020 Census, initial results of which were released Monday.
Texas will gain two seats in the House, while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon each gain one seat. California will lose a Congressional seat for the first time in its history as a state, and Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will also lose one seat each.
Come the 2022 midterms, the reapportionment could shift the balance of power in the House. Texas’ gain reflects both a rapid population growth in Southern and Western states and a “political power shift from one region of the country to the other,” the Brennan Center’s Michael Li told USA Today.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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