House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer is calling on governors of both parties to embrace national redistricting reform when they gather for the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington this weekend.
The Southern Maryland lawmaker sent letters this week to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the chair of the Republican Governors Association, and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, who leads that group's Democratic counterpart, encouraging them to nudge their colleagues in Congress to back independent redistricting.
"I am asking that you...encourage your members, the rest of our nation's governors -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- to lobby the Congress...
The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration parade of President Barack Obama along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.