U.S. Census Bureau announces that Texas will gain two congressional seats, California will lose one
California's loss of a congressional seat is unprecedented in the Golden State's history.
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that on April 1, 2020 the U.S. resident population, which includes individuals living in any of the states or Washington DC, was 331,449,281, which marks an increase of 22,703,743 million compared to 2010.
The state of Texas will acquire two additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon will each get one additional congressional seat. California will actually lose a House seat, which is unprecedented in the Golden State's history, according to the Associated Press. Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will also experience the loss of a single congressional seat.
"The reapportioned Congress will be the 118th, which convenes in January 2023," according to the U.S. Census Bureau.