As one of his first directives in office, on Apr. 5, 1792, President Washington vetoed a bill to apportion representatives in the United States. This early version of the House of Representatives mirrored the idea of equal representation in Congress, and remained a subject of continued debate.
Today In History- April 5
U.S. President Washington vetoes a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states.
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U.S. Representative bill vetoed by President Washington.
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