Isidore Newman School Invitational

2017 — New Orleans, LA/US

Congress Information

Congress Prelims
Please submit up to three pieces of legislation per school.  Email them as Microsoft Word attachments in the proper format (NSDA criteria) to Greg Malis (email address on main page under "contacts").  Please submit by Friday, November 10.  The packet of legislation will be available on or before November 17.  The tournament directors reserve the right to supplement the packet to assure we have an appropriate number of items and an appropriate variety of topics.

The cover page and the individual items are separate files and all available via the following link:

If you have problems accessing the files, please let us know immediately.

Congress Finals
We will continue to use an open-ended approach to the Final Session of Congress. There will be no bills or resolutions.  Debaters simply give speeches on what should be done, and/or they directly clash with previous speakers.

Past topic areas:
2011 - US debt
2012 - US policy in the Middle East
2013 - US immigration policy
2014 - Election reform in the US
2015 - US trade policy
2016 - US policy toward Russia

The topic area to be debated in the Final Session in 2017 is the US Health Care System.

Debaters are expected to be able to discuss possible governmental reforms to improve the quality of health care, access to health care, and/or affordability of health care in the United States.