The N.C. Senate Redistricting Committee will debate the House proposal Monday. Republican leaders in the Senate say the plan could be voted on by that night.
Much of the House debate over the bill emphasized the 8th district, represented by Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C. The House plan increases the number of Democrats living in the district.
Rep. Thomas Wright, D-New Hanover, House Congressional Redistricting Committee chairman, said he was satisfied with the vote.
"I am pleased that my colleagues in the House knew how important the bill was," Wright said.
He said the bill probably will require some minor adjustments in the Senate. "I trust that our colleagues in the Senate will address those changes," Wright said.
Committee member Rep. Jerry Dockham, R-Davidson, who was one of 14 Republicans to vote for the plan, said the bill met his expectations.
"I voted for the bill," Dockham said. "It looks like we as Republicans came out pretty good."
He said the current seven incumbent House Republicans have fairly secure districts under the new plans.
Dockham also said the House plan represents a large amount of work on behalf of all House members.