We’re nearly two decades into the 21st century,
so why is America still operating with a House of Representatives built
for the start of the 20th?
The House’s current size — 435 representatives —
was set in 1911, when there were fewer than one-third as many people
living in the United States as there are now. At the time, each member
of Congress represented an average of about 200,000 people. In 2018,
that number is almost 750,000.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
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