Oregon Congressman: Expand House by 150 seats

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon


Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenuer has proposed that the U.S. House of Representatives add 150 new seats to the House, increasing the total number from 435 today to 585 House by 2030.

This would expand the representation each House member would represent.

It also would greatly expand the size and cost of Congress.

He was mentioned on Fox News, “The 435-seat limit in the House was established by law in 1929, but Blumenauer notes that change took place when the population of the U.S. was 122 million. Today, the population is nearly 330 million, and Blumenauer notes that if the U.S. keeps growing, lawmakers in the House will represent more than 1 million people on average by 2050.”This growing imbalance makes it more difficult for members to be responsive to the will of the people, and voters are more likely to sit out elections when their voice and input are not fully represented in government,” Blumenauer said.”

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