The size of the House was to be propionate to the people being represented. Part of the problems we have now is that has been lost. Reducing the number of members will increase the problems. We need to return to the concept of proportional representation. Since the smallest state by population is Wyoming at approximately 575,000 - that should be the benchmark. For every 500,000 to 550,000 a state would gain a Rep. They would always have one, even if they loose population. If a state wants to increase its “power” in DC, they would need to “incentivize” population growth by making policies that people are willing to move to the state over, or “encourage” locals have more children. These policies would then be looked at by other states and if they find them beneficial, they will enact them. When states become overbearing, people will leave. That will decrease their federal power. They will the want to promote good policies to “incentivize” people to stay. This is one of the checks and balances to political corruption and power. Politicians won’t enact bad policies because they will loose power as a result.