TITLE

The House of Un-Representatives

AUTHOR(S)
Tyler, Gus
PUB. DATE
July 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;7/5/54, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the U.S. House of Representatives. To get something like the equal representation in the U.S. House of Representatives intended by the Founding Fathers, the U.S. requires a permanent Committee for Fair Representation. When the constitutional convention met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the intent of the Founding Fathers as to representation in the federal legislature was remarkably clear. In 1842, the U.S. Congress legislated that each member of the House shall come from one district. This was to offset the tendency prevalent among the smaller states to elect all Representatives on an at-large basis. A national Committee for Fair Representation is presently a crying need to rescue and revive the concept of representative government in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
14442356

 

Related Articles

  • How Foreign Parliaments Compare with U. S. Congress.  // Congressional Digest;Feb29, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p46 

    Discusses how foreign parliaments compare with U.S. Congress. Membership; Population; Number of constituents that each member represents.

  • Institutional Change and the Electoral Connection in the Senate: Revisiting the Effects of Direct Election. Meinke, Scott R. // Political Research Quarterly;Sep2008, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p445 

    The author argues that direct election intensified existing electoral incentives in the early-twentieth-century Senate, shifting the audience for senators' reelection efforts with measurable behavioral consequences. The author examines patterns of bill sponsorship, roll-call participation, and...

  • Our Delinquent Congress. Tucker, Ray T. // New Republic;5/26/26, Vol. 47 Issue 599, p11 

    Addresses the issue of the proposed reapportionment in the United States Congress on the basis of population shifts. Reasons behind congressmen's negative reaction to the proposed readjustment of congressional boundaries in the country; Rules of representation under the country's constitution;...

  • APPORTIONMENT OR SIZE? WHY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE EXPANDED. McLawhorn Jr., Richard Edward // Alabama Law Review;2011, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p1069 

    The article offers information and opinions about apportionment and size of the U.S. House of Representatives. Topics include constitutional law regarding the limits on representation in the House, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Montana v. Department of Commerce related to apportionment, and...

  • Capitol Hill Winding Up Affairs As Convention Time Draws Near.  // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul52, Vol. 31 Issue 6/7, p161 

    Focuses on the status of the U.S. Congress as it prepare to dispose of its affairs in preparation for the July 1952 Presidential nominating conventions. Transformation of Congress into a full-time business where members have little time for things beyond their legislative duties; Absence of...

  • The District Clause and the Congress.  // Congressional Digest;May2007, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p138 

    The author argues the opinion that the U.S. Congress has the right to grant representation to Washington, D.C. through legislation instead of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The creation of the District of Columbia in that document is presented. The author cites case law that the Congress...

  • Honorable Lamar Smith. Smith, Lamar // Congressional Digest;May2007, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p145 

    The author offers opinions against H.R. 1433, a bill in the U.S. Congress to grant Washington, D.C. a representative in the U.S. House. He argues that the bill is unconstitutional, and that the only legal remedy for those seeking Congressional representation for Washington, D.C. is to pass a...

  • SHOULD THE TREATY AUTHORITY OF THE U.S. SENATE BE CURTAILED? CON. O'Mahoney, Joseph C. // Congressional Digest;Oct43, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p248 

    Presents United States Senator Joseph O'Mahoney's arguments for the retention by the Senate of its constitutional authority to approve or disapprove treaties. Disappearance of legislative power all over the world; Power of the people to govern themselves through their elected representatives;...

  • Congress reconsiders D.C. representation. Preston, Mark // American City & County;Sep2001, Vol. 116 Issue 14, p14 

    Focuses on the legislation introduced in the United States (U.S.) Congress which aims to gain voting representation for the District of Columbia. Provisions of the proposed bill; Stance taken by mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting on the legislation; Prospects of the legislation.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics