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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1:00 P.M. EDT, September 22, 2011
MORE STATES PROPOSING SOLUTION TO FEDERAL DEBT CRISIS
DALLAS, TX, SEPTEMBER 22TH, 2011: State Legislators from across the country are joining together to allow Americans a greater voice before Congress increases the Federal Debt. Over the preceding two weeks the National Debt Relief Amendment (NDRA) has attracted additional legislative sponsors in four states. State legislators in Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin have committed to introduce a resolution calling for a limited amendments convention to propose the following amendment language: “An increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states.”
The NDRA Amendment resolution was passed in the States of North Dakota and Louisiana this year with bi-partisan support in both chambers, and the recent additions could result in twelve additional states joining in the NDRA convention call. States where the NDRA is pending introduction or passage are Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. Serious discussions are underway with state legislators in an additional 12 states.
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, once 34 states have called for an “amendments convention” on the same subject, Congress is required to provide a place and time for state delegates from 50 states to convene and propose an amendment or amendments for ratification that are within the scope of the state resolution.
Bi-partisan momentum is building behind the National Debt Relief Amendment as state legislators listen to the concerns of their constituents over the federal debt. The NDRA would create a national discussion and decision outside of Washington whenever Congress relies upon debt to fund its activities.
The National Debt Relief Amendment was drafted by RestoringFreedom.Org, Inc., and has been researched and endorsed by the Goldwater Institute, one of America’s leading public-policy organizations. The resolution was adopted as Model Legislation in January of this year by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
RestoringFreedom.Org, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to developing and promoting non-partisan solutions to America’s challenges. More information is available at www.RestoringFreedom.Org, or by contacting our national spokesman, North Dakota State Senator Curtis Olafson at firstname.lastname@example.org.