TFA State 2024

2024 — Houston, TX/US

Debate Information

Round 1/2 (debate opposite sides): This House regrets the narrative that secondary college preparatory programs are essential for success.

Round 4: This House believes that the harms of industrial agriculture outweigh the benefits.

Quarters: This House opposes the use of non-disclosure agreements in legal settlements.

Finals: Info Slide: A Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is a state-owned investment fund or entity that is commonly established from 6 types of surpluses, payments, and exports. This House prefers the use of African SWFs to fund African development projects over investments from outside the continent.


Prelims - 19, 6, 8, 17, 10, 14, 1, 3, 11, 13

Semis - 4,5,12,15,2

Finals - 18, 20, 16, 7, 9

For clarification, at TFA State in Congressional Debate:

  1. The Congress Docket for each round of debate is locked. No other items may be debated. Legislation must be debated in the order listed.
  2. No item may be tabled until it has been debated, per definition in #3.
  3. Debate on an item means that at least one of the following has occurred: one cycle(authorship/sponsorship and a con speech) or three speeches on the same side. At this point, an item may be tabled, or previous question may be moved.
  4. Competitors will not receive any other legislation beyond what is posted.

LD will use the 2024 March/April NSDA topic - Resolved: The primary objective of the United States criminal justice system ought to be rehabilitation.

Policy Debate will use the national topic - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.

PF will use the March 2024 topic - Resolved: In the United States, collegiate student-athletes should be classified as employees of their educational institution.