I am glad to see D.C. on the verge of getting a vote in the House. However, I think the time has come to increase the membership of the House. Since the membership was set at 435 the U.S. population grew by 210 million people.
I think the House should be increased to 450 representatives. Increased population should be reflected in some increase in representation. With smaller populations to represent, I hope that it will be easier for congress people to be more responsive to the people. I would also hope that increased membership would lessen the losses caused by reapportionment but I don't know if that is possible.
The House plans on voting to increase its membership next week.