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Lawmakers stall over Oregon redistricting as deadline looms – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-26 17:30:42 –

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Oregon House of Representatives, January 21, 2021 (KOIN)

Salem, Oregon (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Capitol were unable to attend Saturday’s floor session, blocking the majority of Democrats from attempting to pass the new political map before the impending deadline.

The absence of Republicans denied the quorum of the house. In other words, there weren’t enough members to officially start work.

On Saturday evening, Democratic Speaker of the House Tina Kotek announced that the House of Representatives would postpone it until 9 am on Monday. Kotek said the session would end if the quorum was not reached by 9:30 am.

The Legislature will need to take part in a ten-year job to redraw the state’s political district, including the new sixth US House of Representatives, until the end of Monday’s day.

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