From San Francisco Chronicle:
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.”
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