Congressional Debate Info

The following judges need to report at 7:45 am to room WLH 204 to pick up their
Semi Final Round ballots:

  1. GRAHAM AMBROSE

  2. DAN SAPIR

  3. YANI PALMER

  4. IVY LESSIN

  5. EDISON SANON

  6. JOE MADONNA

  7. ZACHARY PRAX

  8. BOBBI NIDOZ (sub for LISA URSO)

  9. PAUL GRISANTI

  10. BRANDON ABRAMS

  11. SAIF YASIN

  12. WILLIAM SMITH

The following judges need to report to WLH 204 to pick up their FINAL ROUND
ballots at 11:00 AM:

  1. STEVE MEDOFF

  2. MARK PHAM

  3. ALAN GRAY

  4. MARIALIAINA SCAFIDI

  5. SCOTT PRINCE

  6. DAVID BALOCHE

Congrats to the following representatives who have advanced to the Semi Final
round of Student Congress:

CHAMBER 1

Room WLH 116

  1. Aayush Sharma

  2. Jack Belk

  3. Daniel Kodsi

  4. Raina Karia

  5. Tony Zhou

  6. Dennis Callaghan

  7. Kwadjo Walker

  8. Matt Pilsbury

  9. Itiel Wainer

  10. John Fadool

  11. Austin Lessin

  12. Julia Lauer

  13. Zachariah Chou

  14. Aaron Patel

  15. Ian Hennington

CHAMBER 2

Room WLH 117

  1. Nayan Rao

  2. Alex Fried

  3. Michael Beer

  4. Dennis Nenov

  5. Katie Kleinle

  6. Johnathan Neshiwat

  7. Alexander Machtay

  8. Amos Epelman

  9. Justin Wisnicki

  10. Grace Isford

  11. John Chen

  12. Michael Leatherman

  13. Abigail Marone

  14. Adam Shaham

  15. Rocco Graziano

  16. Marcus Grey

CHAMBER 3

Room WLH 207

  1. Suchait Kahlon

  2. Anish Naik

  3. Zachary Slotkin

  4. Girish Jayant

  5. Isabel Brown

  6. Jackson Stafford

  7. Pranav Kumar

  8. Jon Pyzdrowski

  9. Nick Danby

  10. Eric Wan

  11. Oliver Trapp

  12. Simon Perilla

  13. Connor Mileusic

  14. Jennifer Esposito

  15. Gurion Marks

  16. Elias Zenkich

CHAMBER 4

Room WLH 208

  1. Will Haftel

  2. Allison Shim

  3. Jonathan Shapio

  4. Hamza Rashid

  5. Michael Tseitlin

  6. Mohammad Nehmah

  7. Desmond Molloy

  8. Zain Clapacs

  9. Ariel Friedman

  10. Ioana Solomon

  11. Philip Hedayatnia

  12. Kate Rose

  13. Cavan Hagerty

  14. Faisal Younus

  15. Miles Deangelo

  16. Asli Pakcan

2014 Congressional Debate Legislation Packet 

2014 Contestant Packet

Outround Legislation

Dear Congress Competitors of the 2014 Yale Invitational,

This year, in order to ensure that we have great legislation to debate, we are requiring you to use the templates below. If you have never used a template before, it is easy. Simply download the appropriate template and type directly on to the opened document. There will be guidelines provided about what should go into each section. Please adhere to those guidelines. When done, please save the document in the following way Competitor Last Name_School.
  • No extra sections may be added, but you may add sub-sections to the pre-established format in order to provide more detail.
  • All sections must be included.
  • Bills should be about national issues and must be within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch. This means that almost all domestic pieces of legislation can be written in the format of a bill. Also, legislation that funds international expenditures can be done through the bill format. We encourage students to provide both an oversight body as well as funding provisions within their legislation.
  • Resolutions generally focus on foreign policy issues where Congress has no authority but would like to encourage the President or a foreign country to act in a particular way. The resolution uses a variety of whereas clauses to explain the need for such action.
  • Amendments should be written any time a specific change to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights is desired. This legislation is generally the least labor intensive, but students have to carefully construct the language used in the wording of the proposed amendment. Students should remember that in order for this piece of legislation to pass, 2/3rds of the chamber must provide consent.
  • All legislation should be authored by an INDIVIDUAL. Any legislation submitted without an author will be returned with a request to designate the specific student who will be responsible for the legislation.
Happy Prepping! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.