I have to agree with many opinions on this legislation. I do not think the time is now to reduce the number of Representatives but what should be done is to expand the House of Representatives. I’m very much in line with President Madison in saying that a Representative should be held to fewer than 100k constituents, but at the time 30k was outrageous. In a period of high technological ways to communicate, I think the threshold should be no greater than 125k, especially in major cities where one district is much different from another. Reducing the size does not help and only exacerbates the issue of democracy in our Republic. If we need a balanced budget, I would purpose a weakened pay for the Reps and Senators to adjust for more Representation.