Valley hopes to gain congressional seat after census results
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:37:08 GMT —
The Lone Star State made big gains during the 2010 census.
Officials with the U.S. Census announced a press conference on Tuesday morning.
The United States population is now 308,745,538 people with Texas in the Top 5 most populus states.
Arizona, Georgia, Florida and Texas are among the states gaining congressional seats.
But officials announced that Texas is gaining four congressional seats -- more than any other states.
The congressional district boundaries will be decided by the Texas Legislature this coming Spring.
Action 4 News asked if the Rio Grande Valley would get a new congressional seat out of the deal.
Texas State Rep. Veronica Gonzales said redistricting is a lengthy process that starts in the legislature and ends with the approval of the U.S. Justice Department.
2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map