At-large Representative (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

At-large Representative

Cattle at Large, by daryl_mitchell

Cattle at Large, by daryl_mitchell

An at-large representative is a member of the House whose congressional district is their entire state. Under the Constitution, seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states. They are reapportioned every ten years following the decennial census. Every state is entitled to one seat under the Constitution (Article. I. Section. 2.), and seven states, because of their relatively small population in the 2010 census, have just one seat. These states are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. These same seven states also were apportioned one seat each following the 2000 census.

 


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115th Congressional District Wall Maps are available from the Census Bureau.

 

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The Federal Budget Process 2E

The Federal Budget Process 2E


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