Monday, December 19, 2011
This week the Senate passed a Congressional Re-apportionment plan by 26-24 (SB1249) and sent to the House where it was assigned to the House State Government Committee. That committee voted to report as committed the legislation which provides the boundaries for Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts. An attempt by the committee Democrats to postpone a committee vote until Monday failed on a party-line vote. The proposed 7th congressional district and the changes in the districts in the Lehigh Valley were the main areas of contention during the lengthy meeting which was interrupted by a power outage in the Capitol Complex. The legislation will now go to the House floor for further consideration.