It's Time to Grow the House of Representatives. By a Lot.

The 17th Amendment isn't the only problem. Look at the Permanent Apportionment Act as well.

As the Brett Kavanaugh hearings have turned our attention to how poorly the United States Senate functions, some have…

The purpose of the House of Representatives is to be the rowdy home of the rabble rousers. As James Madison wrote in The Federalist No. 55, the size of the House is supposed to change. "I take for granted here... that the number of representatives will be augmented from time to time in the manner provided by the Constitution." He in fact predicted the House would grow to include over 400 members, as it did.

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