The House-A Second Senate?

Neuberger, Richard L.
July 1953
New Republic;7/27/53, Vol. 128 Issue 30, p13
The article focuses on the legislative system in the U.S. Discrimination against urban dwellers has now been extended with a vengeance to the U.S. House of Representatives through Article I, section 4, of the federal Constitution, which makes legislatures the arbiters of how Congressmen shall be selected. It hardly follows that a legislature overloaded with rural politicians is likely to give city and town residents their constitutional parity in Congress. As a result, the national House has become literally a second Senate, but without the stabilizing influence of the Senate's smaller membership, greater ability and longer tenure.


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