2016-2017

1. The USFG should prohibit the storage of radioactive waste on land owned by sovereign tribal communities. 

2. The USFG should prohibit the use of analysis by artificial intelligence on footage captured by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers in the United States.

3. The USFG should ban the production of meat for human consumption in the United States. 

4. The USFG should substantially increase the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

5. The USFG should ban the employment of incarcerated individuals at subminimum wage.

6. The United States Congress should pass a bill re-writing all federal laws to use gender-neutral vocabulary, unless a specific gender is necessary to be indicated. 

7. The United States federal government should establish rules of engagement governing its use of offensive cyber warfare. 

O. The United States Federal Government should enact a border adjustment tax. 

Q.

S. The United States Congress should issue a declaration of war against the current government of Syria.

2015-2016

1. The US Federal Reserve should increase the federal funds rate by 0.25%.

2. The USFG should invest significantly in Crispr-Cas9 research on human embryos.

3. The USFG should admit Puerto Rico as its 51st state.

4. The USFG should substantially increase the federal gas tax

5. The USFG should substantially increase its naval deployments off the coast of North Korea.

6a. In the case of West Virginia et al v. US Environmental Protection Agency (No 15-1363), the Supreme Court of the US should grant certiorari and rule in favor of the EPA.

6b. The EU should make Turkey its member state.

6c.The USFG should mandate that all electrical utilities generate at least 40% of their energy using renewable sources by 2020.

7a. The USFG should substantially reduce military assets stationed in Eastern Europe.

7b. The United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

7c. NATO should provide a substantial force of ground troops to support the Iraqi National Army.

Quarterfinals

The USFG should raise the Federal Minimum wage to $12/hour.

The UN General Assembly should eliminate the veto power of Permanent Members of the Security Council.

The EU should require that all Schengen Area states immediately remove checkpoints on borders with other Schengen states.

Semifinals

The USFG should establish a legal mechanism for compulsory licensing of patented pharmaceuticals.

The African Union should establish a joint standing army.

The USFG should provide a universal basic income.

Finals

The USFG should end the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty with Taiwan.

The USFG should impose an annual tax on wealth.

The USFG should end weapons sales to non-NATO countries.

2013-2014

1a.The US federal government should impose economic sanctions on Venezuela.

1b. The US federal government should end all of its funding of Venezuelan political groups.

1c. The government of Venezuela should eliminate its caps on prices and profit margins.

2a. The European Central Bank should engage in significant quantitative easing.

2b. The US Federal Reserve should significantly raise its inflation target.

2c. The US Federal Government should end its quantitative easing program.

3a. In the US, criminal defendants should only be allowed to use a state-appointed attorney.

3b. ~ In the US, the government is justified in limiting the freedom of speech in order to prevent violent backlash against the speaker.

3c. In the US, school administrators should not be allowed to censor student-run school newspapers.

4a. The government of Ukraine should publicly offer to accept the results of the Crimean referendum in exchange for a Russian recognition of the Ukrainian government.

4b. The Ukrainian government should allow its eastern regions to hold secession referendums.

4c. The US federal government should create a missile defense system in Easter Europe.

5a. The US federal government should nationalize the US fossil fuel industry.

5b. The State on New York should convert all charter schools within the state into public schools.

5c. The US federal government should nationalize the US banking system.

6a. The US federal government should impose a significant tax on bank assets over $500 billion.

6b. The US federal government should create a tax on the overall wealth on individuals.

6c. The US federal government should eliminate the charity tax deduction.

7a. The TOC for the California Cup should discontinue its use of topic areas.

7b. The American Studies Association should end its boycott of Israel.

7c. The US federal government should lift its travel ban on Narendra Modi (leader of India’s right-wing BJP party).

Qa. On balance, Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon would do more harm than good.

Qb. The US federal government should guarantee a minimum basic income for all its citizens.

Qc. The US federal government should create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who moved to the US as minors, do not have felony convictions, and enlist to serve for four years in the US military.

Sa. The US federal government should raise the federal gas tax.

Sb. US public colleges and universities should not allow military recruiters on campus.

Sc. The US federal government should cut all or almost all military aid to Egypt.

Fa. Ukraine should apply to join NATO and NATO should admit it.

Fb. The US federal government should approve the construction of the Keystone Pipeline.

Fc. The US federal government should end its drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

2012-2013

Finals:

NATO should carry out a ground-force military intervention in Syria.

The US federal government should lift all non-military sanctions on Iran.

The US federal government should carry out airstrikes on North Korea’s military compounds.

Semis:

The US federal government should eliminate its nuclear weapons arsenal.

The US federal government should enact the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

The US federal government should submit to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

Quarters:

The US federal government should ban hydraulic fracturing.

The US federal government should ban unpaid internships.

US public colleges and universities should accept students who are undocumented immigrants.

Round 6:

On balance, the Hugo Chavez Administration has done more harm than good.

On balance, the United States has done more harm than good in Haiti over the past 25 years.

The US federal government should end its military aid to the country of Colombia.

Round 5:

1. France should assist the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad in creating a sovereign independent state in northern Mali.

2. The People’s Republic of China should end its economic aid to North Korea.

3. The TOC for the California Cup should utilize common-knowledge resolutions and prohibit access to the internet during preparation time.

Round 4:

1. Cyprus should default on its debt and leave the eurozone.

2. Greece should default on its debt and leave the eurozone.

3. The European Central Bank should significantly increase the monetary supply of the eurozone.

Round 3:

1. US state governors should have the power to replace local elected officials with emergency managers in municipalities facing bankruptcy.

2. The US federal government should pass a codetermination law requiring that large corporations have at least half of their board of directors elected by their workers.

3. The California state government should create a public bank.

Round 2:

The government of Quebec should declare independence from Canada.

The government of Canada should ban the creation of the TransCanada West-East oil pipeline.

The Canadian Senate should be abolished.

Round 1:

The Kurdish Regional Government should declare independence from Iraq.

The National Salvation Front (Egyptian anti-Morsi coalition) should not boycott the upcoming Egyptian parliamentary elections.

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (Syrian anti-Assad coalition) should cut all ties with Al-Nusra.

2011-2012

1. NATO should militarily intervene in Syria.

The US federal government should substantially increase its food aid to North Korea.

The US federal government should push for a power-sharing arrangement between the Taliban and Karzai.

2. The US federal government should enact the Buffet Rule.

The US federal government should approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

The US federal government should significantly increase regulation of hydraulic fracking.

3. The US federal government should implement the Community College to Career Fund program.

California should pass the College for California initiative.

The State of California should pass the Middle Class Scholarship Act.

4. The US federal government should enact the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 into law.

The Occupy movement should set the abolition of capitalism as its primary goal.

The US Federal Government should reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

5. The US federal government should guarantee a minimum annual income to every US citizen.

It is morally unjustifiable to require an individual to join a labor organization as a condition of employment.

On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression.

6. US Constitution should be amended to give the President the power of a line-item veto.

The Unites States should adopt a parliamentary system of government.

The US federal government should establish a permanent lunar outpost by 2030.

7. Military conscription is a superior alternative to a voluntary army.

The Supreme Court should overturn ObamaCare.

Scotland should declare independence from the United Kingdom.

P. US federal government should legalize duels to the death.

This House would pay hard drug addicts to get sterilized.

The US criminal justice system should utilize corporal punishment.

S. The US federal government should require higher education institutions that receive federal funding to allow ROTC programs and/or military recruiters on campus.

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission should reverse its decision to disqualify Abu Ismail from Egypt’s presidential race.

The World Bank presidency should be rotated between UN regional groups.

F. The European Union should establish and maintain a standing army.

Greece should leave the eurozone.

The US federal government should cut off its military aid to Egypt.

2010-2011

1a. The US federal government should substantially weaken the patent system in the United States.

1b. The UN Security Council should not have the right to authorize humanitarian interventions involving military force.

1c. The US federal government should not recognize marital status.

2a. ISAF troops should be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012.

2b. In this instance, a bicameral legislature is superior to a unicameral legislature.

2c. Governments have an obligation to pursue and disclose the truth regarding suspected crimes by previous administrations.

3a. The US federal government should extend de jure diplomatic recognition to one or more unrecognized nation.

3b. The UN should authorize a ground force intervention strategy in Libya.

3c. Police should not be able to examine messages on confiscated cell phones without a warrant.

4a. Political demonstrations should not be allowed at the funerals of deceased military personnel.

4b. Ron Paul would make a better president than Barack Obama.

4c. This House would free Bradley Manning.

5a. The US federal government should implement a policy to legalize undocumented persons living in the United States.

5b. This House would end teacher tenure.

5c. The US should get the Gulf Cooperation Council troops to withdraw from Bahrain.

6a. Public employees of Wisconsin should declare a general strike until the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill is repealed.

6b. The California legislature should be able to raise taxes by a simple majority vote.

6c. Japan should phase out all of its nuclear power plants by 2020.

7a. The US federal government should build a high speed rail system accessible to 80% of the population by 2035.

7b. Israel should agree to negotiate with Hamas without preconditions.

7c. The United States should pass and ratify a constitutional amendment allowing the Senate, by a two-thirds vote, to force Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from cases when there is an appearance of impropriety.

S.a. The US should establish a permanent lunar base by 2025.

S.b. The US federal government should abolish the Federal Reserve.

S.c. This House believes that Alassane Ouattara is justified in using force to depose Laurent Gbagbo.

F.a. The President of the United States should not be able to deploy troops for military purposes without a formal declaration of war by the US Congress.

F.b. The European Court for Human Rights should reverse its ruling that automobile insurers in the EU cannot consider gender in assessing premiums.

F.c. The US federal government should require higher education institutions that receive federal funding to allow ROTC programs and/or military recruiters on campus.

2009-2010

1a. US military should significantly decrease its use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Afghanistan.

1b. Federal judges in the US should be elected.

1c. The USFG should significantly increase pressure on the People’s Republic of China to revalue the Yuan.

2a. The Tea Party is a threat to the Republican party.

2b. Sweatshops are a necessary evil for the world economy.

2c. The future of US energy needs lies in nuclear power.

3a. In the US, Supreme Court justices ought not serve life terms.

3b. ?

3c. ?

4a. The US federal government should expand its missile defense system in Europe.

4b. The US federal government should significantly expand the rights of captured enemy combatants.

4c. The USFG should increase pressure on Pakistan to combat the Taliban.

5a. The UN should add one or more permanent members to the Security Council.

5b. ?

5c. ?

Run-off. The USFG should establish a cap and trade system with at least 50% of permits sold at auction.

Finals. The USFG should significantly increase protections for illegal immigrants.