Should we expand the House?

A solution in search of a problem

When the first U.S. House of Representatives met in 1789 it had 65 members. The size of the House then expanded steadily over time as the population grew and new states were admitted, up until the Apportionment Act of 1911. That law set the size of the House at 433 members but also made a provision to add two new seats upon the admission of New Mexico a…

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