Presently the U.S. Census Bureau must deliver the results of a decennial census
to the President of the United States within nine months of the census date. Within
a week of the opening of the next Congress, the President is required by law to
report the census results to Congress. Within 15 days, the Clerk must
then disclose to the governor of each state how many seats his or her state is entitled.
The state legislatures are charged with redrawing a state’s congressional
districts. Apportionments take affect two Congresses (three years) after the last
census. The last (23rd) Census was conducted on April 1, 2010 and apportionment
will take effect for the 113th Congress (2013-2015). For more information,
see the United States
Census Bureau website.
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