The House and Senate have been busy drawing the lines that will help determine Missouri’s Congressional districts. A partisan vote has prevailed in the House as Democrats have succeeded in winning tentative approval of their map over the objections of Republicans. The House has rejected every attempt by Republicans to change the map. It attempts to account for population losses in St. Louis, affecting Congressman Dick Gephardt and Congressman Lacy Clay. A Senate committee – controlled by Republicans – has drawn some lines in a move that angers Democrats. Committee Chairman David Klindt of Bethany says the committee’s main goal was to draw the districts as eqully as possible in terms of population.