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Congress Details and Legislation

Longhorn Congress




Saturday, December 5

8:30 a.m. Congress Session Scorekeepers & Parliamentarians check-in

9:00-12:00 p.m. Congress Session 1

2:00-5:00 p.m. Congress Session 2

6:30 p.m. Coaches' Challenge for Congress and announcement of semi-finalists

Sunday, December 6

8:30 a.m. Congress Session Scorekeepers & Parliamentarians check-in

9:00-12:00 p.m. Congress Session 3 (Semi-Session Chambers)

1:30-4:30 p.m. Congress Session 4 (Super-Congress Chamber)



The University of Texas invites you to the 2020 Longhorn Congress Legislative Debates. 

Presiding Officers will be elected from the floor at the start of each session, and are not required to have declared in advance. POs in out rounds will also be elected, and need not have been elected to preside in preliminary chambers. The direct questioning procedure will be used in all rounds.

Congressional debate shall be conducted by Texas Forensic Association rules (see for more information). For additional information on Congress procedures see the NFL Congress manual at

Chamber assignments will be ready on Friday at registration. Students will be allowed to set the agenda in each chamber. Students will stay in the same Chamber assignments for the two preliminary sessions.

We look forward to your participation in the Longhorn Legislature!

Entry Limits: Schools are allowed up to 5 entries in the Longhorn Congress, with additional students waitlisted if needed. A minimum of one qualified scorekeeper/parliamentarian must be supplied if the school enters ANY students in Congress. A limited number of judges may be available for hire in this capacity. If, due to Congress entry size, a scorekeeper can not be used cleanly in any chamber, the scorekeeper/parliamentarian will be assigned to judge individual events rounds instead.

Please see the TFA website for posted legislation and updates to the TFA Congress rules at:


Chambers will be allowed to set their own agendas

Round 1:

1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 17

Round 2:

4, 6, 9, 14, 24, 20


12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25


2, 5, 8, 23, 26, 30 

Docket Link:

TFA Fall 2020 Legislative Docket