WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) today re-introduced the Fair Representation Amendment, a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the practice of counting noncitizens during each census. Congressman Davidson’s amendment would only count citizens for apportionment of representatives and electoral votes.
“Ohio citizens should not have their voices diminished by other states harboring illegal aliens in sanctuary cities,” said Congressman Davidson. “Many Americans don’t even realize that through current census practices, noncitizens dilute the influence of citizens – especially in Ohio and other states with lower noncitizen populations. The status quo of awarding states greater representation for this illegal behavior subverts our Constitution. Proper census calculations are needed to ensure that every citizen’s vote counts. That is what the Fair Representation Amendment seeks to accomplish.”
Currently, the census counts everyone residing in the U.S., including illegal aliens. These numbers determine not only how many seats are apportioned per district in the House of Representatives, but also how billions of dollars in tax revenue are distributed. As a result, states with large illegal populations hold undue influence in our nation’s law-making process. The Fair Representation Amendment would restore fair representation for all Americans by apportioning seats for the House of Representatives by the number of U.S. citizens in each state. Congressman Davidson first introduced the Fair Representation Amendment in the 115th Congress.  

Cosponsors include Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01), Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15), Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10), Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05), Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), Rep. Alexander Mooney (WV-02), and Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03).

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