Lack of jobs and continued weakness in the economy are sending more Georgia families into the food stamp program.
The number of Georgians receiving the supplemental food assistance has jumped 42% in two years.
The House has voted to punish members who fail to pay ethics fine by banning them from participating on committees.
Lawmakers approved the measure 147-4 on Wednesday.
House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal said it is designed to so that lawmakers can "sanction our own folks."
Georgia's newest congressional district will be based in the northeast corner of the state.
The proposed congressional map unveiled by state lawmakers on Monday also redrew political boundaries for the 13 existing U.S. House districts.
With the state house and senate legislative district maps approved, lawmakers turn their attention to congressional district maps Monday.Their main task will be deciding where to put a new congressional district.