House Of Representatives From Each State
The House of Representatives represents the lower house of the bicameral Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Article 1 of the Constitution clearly explains the structure and size of the House. The number of members in the House of Representatives from each state keeps varying according to the population of that particular state.
The representation of each state is established every ten years in proportion to the state’s population, as per the records of the Federal Census.
Currently, there are 435 voting members in the House, representing different districts within different states across the nation. This particular size of 435 members was put forward by Public Law 62-5 in the year 1911, it came into effect in the year 1913. It has since then remained to be the standard size of the House. Each of these representatives in the House has to serve a two-year office term.
According to law stated in Article 1, there should be at least one member of House of Representatives from each state. For instance, less populous U.S. states, like Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, and Vermont have just one representative in the House. On the other hand, California, being the most heavily populated state in the United States, has 53 representatives in the House at present. Similarly, Texas, New York, and Florida currently sends 32, 29, 25 representatives respectively to the House.
Also, every member of the House of Representatives from each state further represents a single district within their state. The laws of apportionment of seats and redistricting are put forward by the Congress and ratified by the state legislatures.
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