The Senate passed its redistricting plan on a 20-11 vote. The plan would likely increase the Republican majority by one seat to 19-12 by adding all of part of seven rural and exurban counties to SD10, which is currently contained completely within Tarrant Co. Sens. Chuy Hinojosa (D-McAllen), Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) and Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) voted in favor, and Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) voted against the plan.
The Senate Redistricting Committee approved a new congressional map on a 9-6 party-line vote. It now goes to the full Senate.
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