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Richard Neal Says Massachusetts Likely Won’t Lose Any Congressional Districts Following The 2020 U.S. Census

September 20, 2020

How many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will Massachusetts have after 2020?

Most likely the same number as it does now:  nine. That’s what U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-Springfield) thinks, at least, according to MassLive.

After the 2020 U.S. Census, some states will gain congressional districts while others will lose them. Following the 2010 U.S. Census, Massachusetts lost one.

As a result of re-districting last decade, former U.S. Representative John Olver, who previously represented Massachusetts’s First District, chose not to run for re-election, and all of the other Democrats representing Massachusetts retained their seats.



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