The Republican-controlled Mississippi House on Thursday approved a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts.
The 76-42 vote was mostly along party lines, with Republicans and one independent in favor and Democrats and one independent opposed. The Republican-controlled Senate will also have to approve a plan, and no date has been set for that vote.
The proposal was unveiled last month. It expands the territory of the state’s only majority-Black U.S. House district because the 2020 Census showed the district — the 2nd — lost population during the previous decade.