Congress used to have many fewer voters per district. Would going back to that idea yield better…
Congress used to have many fewer voters per district. Would going back to that idea yield better representation?
Fixing what's wrong with US: How about making Congress bigger?
In 1929, the United States had 122 million people, 48 states and 435 members of the House. Today, the country has 327 million people, 50 states and, still, a House with 435 members. With the 2020 census approaching, a long-simmering debate about the size of Congress is heating up once more, with political experts and good-government types arguing that it’s way past time for a change. “The 435-member limit has outlived its time,” said Brian Frederick, a political science professor at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts who has written about the need for a larger House. “We’re a 21st century society with a House that was frozen in 1929.