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Is There Enough Representation in the US Congress?

The U.S. Constitution limits the number Representatives in the House of Representatives:

“The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand…”

Today, there are over 300 million Americans. So, the Constitution would allow for over 10,000 Representatives.

There are 435.

This number was established and fixed in 1929, when the US popular was only 122 million. The population has almost tripled, but the number Representatives is the same.

Prof. Danielle Allen posted an article in the Gazette that got me thinking on this.

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