The Oregon Legislature met this week for a special session to look at redistricting.
According to the 2020 Census, Oregon's population has grown to the point of needing a 6th congressional representative.
The State Legislature has the job of coming together to define where the new district for this representative should be.
It is also tasked with redefining or redrawing districts for the State Legislature - this is done every 10 years.
In its public outreach efforts, the Legislature reports more than 1,500 pieces of testimony from constituents have been taken into account in the redistricting efforts.
The Senate did pass the redistricting bills SB 881 and SB 882, but unfortunately, Covid got in the way of this week's plans, when it was confirmed someone with the Coronavirus was in the building on Monday.
As a result, House Speaker Tina Kotek sent lawmakers home.
They will reconvene tomorrow with a deadline of Monday (September 27) to provide new district lines.
If this deadline is not met, the task will fall to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan to complete.
Fagan has said if it comes to her, she will put together a "People's Commission" to help guide her decisions - 760 people from all across the state have applied to be a part of this advisory group.