National Affairs: Fenn or Filibuster!

Because the Congresses have refused to obey the Constitution and reapportion popular representation to fit the changes of U. S. population since 1910, many a State has more Representatives than it is proportionately entitled to and many another has less. Representative Fenn of Connecticut has long and often proposed a bill which, in its present form, would keep the House membership at 435 and reapportion the seats on the basis of the 1930 census, when taken. Estimates are that California would benefit most, gaining six seats. Next would be Michigan, gaining four seats; then Ohio, 3; New Jersey & Texas,...

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