In the past two weeks, the National Debt Relief Amendment (NDRA)--what would be the first state-initiated amendment since original ratification--has attracted new legislative sponsors in four states: Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. The resolution, which I have promoted both in The American Conservative and with the Pelican Institute, calls for a limited amendments convention to propose the following amendment:
“An increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states.”
North Dakota and Louisiana led the way by passing the NDRA resolution this year with bipartisan support in both chambers, and the recent additions could result in twelve additional states joining in the NDRA convention call. The full list with the NDRA pending introduction or passage now includes Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.