NY state to lose 1 seat in Congress after new census count
NEW YORK (AP) - New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to new census data.
The state’s delegation will shrink from 27 to 26.
It is one of seven states losing a member of Congress as a result of the 2020 census data released Monday.
The loss might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted.
The state stands to lose more than political clout because the census also determines the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding each year.
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