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Other attempts to reform the Senate 

Other attempts at reform have ranged from:

A.    The late distinguished Congressman John D. Dingell’s suggestion that the U.S. Senate should be abolished in its entirety.

B.     The late Senator Daniel P. Moynihan advocated that the Senate should be re-apportioned to reflect the population of the States.

C.     There is currently a movement advocating that large states, such as California and Texas, should be sub divided to create new states with additional new Senators.

D.    A recent article in the Atlantic, “The Path to Give California 12 Senators, and Vermont Just One, advocated that additional Senators should be added to reflect the need for representation of our indigenous population, territories and Washington DC. 

E.     A Harvard Law Review article, whether in jest or as a serious suggestion, advocated that the Washington District of Columbia be divided up into an outrageous number of States.

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