TOPEKA — The House this afternoon approved a congressional redistricting map that bumps most of northern Butler County and Harvey, Kingman and Harper counties out of the 4th Congressional District, which is anchored by the population in the Wichita area.
The map, which faces a final vote in the House and further debate in the Senate, would add portions of Greenwood County to the 4th District along with all of Labette, Cherokee and Crawford counties.
The move capped a back and forth debate that largely focused on whether to put Wyandotte County in the traditionally rural 1st District that sprawls across most of western Kansas. The map approved keeps Wyandotte County in the 3rd District.
Here’s a look at the map.