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Chapter 470
November 15, 1941 [H. R. 2665] |  [Public Law 291] 55 Stat. 761

To provide for apportioning Representatives in Congress among the several States by the equal proportions method.

Margin Notes
Chap. 470 Apportionment of Representatives in Congress.
46 Stat. 26.
2 U. S. C. § 2a.
Chap. 470 Statement of number of persons in each State, etc.
Chap. 470 762
Chap. 470 Number of Representatives to which each State entitled.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 22 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial censuses and to provide for apportionment of Representatives in Congress", approved June 18, 1929, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 22. (a) On the first day, or within one week thereafter, of the first regular session of the Eighty-second Congress and of each fifth Congress thereafter, the President shall transmit to the Congress a statement showing the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed, as ascertained under the seventeenth and each subsequent decennial census of the population, and the number of Representatives to which each State would be entitled under the apportionment of the then existing number of Representatives by the method known as the method of equal proportions, no State to receive less than one Member.

"(b) Each State shall be entitled, in the Eighty-third Congress and in each Congress thereafter until the taking effect of a reapportionment under this section or subsequent statute, to the number of Representatives shown in the statement required by subsection (a) of this section, no State to receive less than one Member."

Approved, November 15, 1941.

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