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    ...who live in one of the 50 states. Additionally, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa would get one representative with full voting rights each.

    Since the total population of the 50 states currently in the Union is 308,143,815 (based on most recent census in 2010), that would mean that 3,081 representatives would be apportioned among the 50 states. Add the representatives for DC and the territories, and that would mean the House size would be 3,087 under my plan.

    For the Senate, I would give the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa one senator with full voting rights each, while each state would still have two senators, thus expanding the size of the Senate to 106 members.

    Progressive first, Democrat second

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:36:38 AM PDT

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