By Eric Dietrich
Montana Free Press 

Montana grows into a second U.S. House seat

State population counts from the 2020 census, published last week, indicate Montana will regain the second U.S. House seat it lost following the 1990 census


Montana will gain a second representative in the U.S. House as seats are reapportioned according to population counts from the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau said last week.

The news means that, starting with the 2022 election, Montana will have two U.S. representatives for the first time since losing its second seat following the 1990 census. The state’s five-member 2020 Districting and Apportionment Commission will be responsible for drawing district boundaries.

Montana’s official 2020 population count, intended to represent the number of people living in the state as of April 1,...

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