The House approved an amended Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), on a nearly party-line, 79-56 vote yesterday (Saturday). Reps. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City) and Oscar Longoria (D-Mission) voted with Republicans for final passage. Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) voted with the Democrats against final passage.

Notably, the House adopted an amendment from Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) that realigned CD18 closer to its current configuration than in the Senate-passed map, unpairing U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) and Al Green (D-Houston). Doing so paired Jackson Lee with U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston). The House also included more of Bexar Co. into CD35, which runs from Travis Co. to Bexar Co. via a slender corridor east of Interstate 35 in Comal and Hays Cos.

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