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    2022 races (and 2021 for weird commonwealths like Virginia)

    Probably but only because this country has little political imagination. I donít think an expansion would unduly benefit one party or the other whereas one party expanding the Court definitely would advantage one party.

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    Adding more legislators seems like political suicide because "more government". I see way more facebook posts about Congressional salaries than I feel I should, given that those salaries are a small fraction of federal spending.

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    Also, there aren't enough physical seats in the chamber! Gotta build biff's floating star wars shit in the rotunda

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    Also, there aren't enough physical seats in the chamber! Gotta build biff's floating star wars shit in the rotunda
    Donít they fit both chambers and a bunch more people onto the House floor for the SOTU?

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    Do we really need someone to represent a certain number of people or just allow states proportional representation in the House? Do we know if there was any "original intent"?
    Letís get this done!

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    If it was just a bunch of people in a state then politicians from one part of the state could dominate.

    My zip code and the neighboring zip code have just over 107,000 people. It would be great if we had our own rep on Congress. That person could be accessible to the public and people could know them on a first name basis.

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    Thatís part of the proportional representation.
    Letís get this done!

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    If a rep new 107,000 people by name, that would be quite impressive.

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    Former Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court Cheri Beasley (D) announces run for Burr's seat. Has never run for office as a legislator and lost last fall to Paul Newby.
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    There are currently 20 House committees. If every representative served on just one committee, there would be about 170 members on every committee. Obviously the solution would be to expand the number of committees ten-fold, if not twenty-fold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    Former Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court Cheri Beasley (D) announces run for Burr's seat. Has never run for office as a legislator and lost last fall to Paul Newby.
    I hated to see her lose to Newby, she lost by just 412 votes out of 5.4 million cast, and I thought she did well as Chief Justice. I don't doubt that she'd make a good Senator, but I still support Jeff Jackson, as I do think he's got the best shot to win the seat. I'm hoping that Beasley waits and runs for Chief Justice again in 2028.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    If it was just a bunch of people in a state then politicians from one part of the state could dominate.

    My zip code and the neighboring zip code have just over 107,000 people. It would be great if we had our own rep on Congress. That person could be accessible to the public and people could know them on a first name basis.
    That's what state level representation is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    There are currently 20 House committees. If every representative served on just one committee, there would be about 170 members on every committee. Obviously the solution would be to expand the number of committees ten-fold, if not twenty-fold.
    Iím guessing this is a joke but the committees could be broken up. Education committee and Labor committee for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Karma View Post
    That's what state level representation is for.
    That gives you a representative in your state not your country.

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    Sorry Dudes, I am not in the Texas Sixth Congressional District, so I will not be able to turn Texas purple this weekend. But if you want to look at some serious gerrymandering look at the congressional map for the DFW.

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    I say every person over 18 is automatically in the House so that we can all be represented.
    Letís get this done!

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