Ore. Senate approves redistricting plan
Thursday, June 30, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Senate has approved new boundaries for Oregon congressional districts.
The Senate's approval on Thursday sends the measure to the House, which is expected to take it up the same day.
Lawmakers hailed the plan as a bipartisan compromise that nobody thought would be possible. The Legislature hasn't successfully completed the task in decades.
The Legislature must draw new legislative and congressional district boundaries every 10 years to reflect shifting population. The compromise map makes the congressional districts represented by Democrats David Wu and Kurt Schrader slightly more competitive.
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed off on a plan for new state legislative districts earlier this month.