Florida and Republicans are winners in new allocation of seats in Congress

Allocating congressional districts, or apportioning them among the states, is the reason the Constitution requires a census every 10 years. After each census, the population numbers are used to divide membership in the U.S. House, with each state getting at least one member. States like Florida, with faster-than-average population growth, gain seats. States with slower growth, or stagnant or declining populations, get fewer seats.