I have an old friend who has been saying for years that we should expand the House of Representatives to 10,000 members. Yes, 10,000 members.
Why? The Constitution, written in 1787, states that “The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand,” (Article I, Section 2). Today, with a population of 300 million and a fixed membership of 435 (per a law passed in 1929), the ratio is 1:690,000. To get to the original ratio the Constitution prescribes, we would need, as my friend notes, 10,000 members of the House.