Congress created the single-member district restriction in 1967.
In conjunction with advanced software to draw complex district boundaries that favor the incumbent, this
law today virtually assures that House elections are uncompetitive. This single-paragraph provision of a 1967 Congressional Act affecting the voting rights of a nation ended up as a rider appended to a one-sentence provision made on behalf
of a private citizen.
Lifting the restriction enables multi-member districts.
The sample bill given here reverses the 1967 restriction on single-member districts, allowing each State to decide for itself how it should allocate
its representation. This particular draft is similar or identical to other versions of the bill that have been introduced
in the House of Representatives from time to time, such as H. R. 1173 from the 106th Congress. An amendment to the Constitution is not required to implement Proportional Representation.