A Census Bureau map (click to enlarge) showing the winners and losers in this morning's apportionment announcement:

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One thing I learned from the livestream: Over time, the trend has been for U.S. House seats to shift from the populous northeast to the rapidly growing west and south. Which makes sense. Since 1940, the northeast and midwest have lost 79 seats in this manner.

Washington State, as evidenced by our new seat, has been one of the faster growing states in the country over the last 10 years. Our population grew by 14.1 percent since 2000, to 6,724,540 people. Over the same period, the population of the nation as a whole grew by only 9.7 percent, to 308,745,538 people.