How Does the United States Determine the Number of Congressmen for a State?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 5:46:24 PM ET
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Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution dictates the number of congressmen for a state. As of 2015, there are 100 U.S. senators and 435 House representatives.

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