LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A House committee is preparing to vote on proposals to redraw Arkansas' congressional districts -- leading to complaints from Republicans that the committee is moving too quickly.
The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee plans to discuss at least one of the proposals Wednesday afternoon.
Committee Chairman Rep. Clark Hall has proposed moving Fayetteville from the Third Congressional District into the Fourth District that currently covers much of southern Arkansas.
"The map I've seen would take the 4th District and go up take Franklin County", Rep. Duncan Baird from District 95 told THV. "From there there will be a small portion would go up and get Fayetteville."
Republicans say the proposal is being considered while details of other measures haven't been released. Lawmakers from both the House and Senate have filed shell bills on redistricting that do not yet include details on how the boundaries should be redrawn.
Hall says it's possible the committee could recommend more than one redistricting bill to the full House.
Jerry Harris, a representative from Washington County says,"This is gerrymandering, they could've gone to the other counties, but what they did in this new map was spiltup in 6 counties."
The House State Agency and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 11-7 in favor of the measure that would encompass Fayetteville from the 3rd congressional district to the 4th.
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