Currently in House committee, the Coretta Scott King Mid-Decade Redistricting Prohibition Act would combat gerrymandering by limiting redistricting to once per Census and state legislature, except when court ordered to comply with the Voting Rights Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/44
Passage of HR 44 may be complicated by recent allegations that its sponsor, Sheila Jackson Lee, retaliated against a staffer. Jackson Lee has since stepped down from two leadership roles. https://chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Sheila-Jackson-Lee-lawsuit-sexual-assault-13555283.php
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