The Georgia General Assembly finished special session on August 31st. After passing the House last week, the State Senate voted 34-21 to approve the new congressional map. Georgia gained an extra seat due to the population increase over the past decade reflected in the 2010 census. The state now has 14 congressional seats. The new congressional map now goes to Governor Deal to approve. Once Governor Deal approves the map, Georgia will submit it to the Obama Justice Department for review. The congressional map along with the Georgia House and Senate maps must be submitted to the federal government by October 1st. You can learn more at the links below.