NY will lose 1 seat in Congress due to population decline

NY will lose 1 seat in Congress due to population decline

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. The census also determines the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding each year.

 

Photo: People walk on the street, Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York. The once-a-decade head count of the United States shows where the population grew during the past 10 years and where it shrank. New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)