The number of seats in the US House of Representatives was set at 435 in 1912, the year the Titanic sank. With the additional of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the number went up to 437. The 1910 census put the population at 92.2 million people or about 211,000 people per congressman.
We understand that the Senate is not based on population, but under Article One of the original US Constitution, the House is based on population. Today the United States population is 320 million. That means that strictly speaking each House member should represent about 730,000 people, more than three times that of a hundred years ago. So far, so good. We have better communication and infrastructure and staff, so maybe a century later a House member can represent more people.
But what about Wyoming, which is a state with a population of 584,000, yet it has one representative. The Wyoming House member has an equal vote to the lone Montana representative who represents close to a million people. Like Pluto that slipped out of the status as a planet (at least for a while) maybe it is time to get serious about the House being represented according to population, or better said, if the state cannot come up with a sufficient population, maybe its time to take statehood away.
I like Wyoming and its people and I do not think it would be very nice to revert them back to being a territory. So what to do? A couple things come to mind. Using Wyoming as the minimum district size, that would increase congress to about 550 members, up from the current 437. This increase the size of congress for the first time in 100 years. About time!
Increase the number of members in the House, but damn! that's expensive--all those extra seats and staff in the House. I'm sure that one is a non-starter, plus it would throw the electoral college all off and possibly bust up the gerrymandered congressional districts up, but good. And who wants that!
The other idea would is to join Wyoming to Montana into a single new state, and with the combined population of one and a half million, it would have two congressional seats that are proportionate to population as Article One states. Of course there is the matter of dropping the number of senators to 98, but hey, that's democracy.
One man. One vote. Even if the House doesn't want to change their number after a century.