AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Dr. Tom Lindsay will testify before the House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility TOMORROW, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:30 CDT or upon final adjournment.  Dr. Lindsay will testify on House Joint Resolutions 78 and 79, which would call for an Article V Convention for the purpose of proposing a balanced budget amendment. 
 
“The federal government has amassed so much debt that not only this generation, but also the next, will be paying for it—crippling economic mobility and prosperity generally,” said Lindsay. “It is high time to address this crisis, and the Constitution provides a remedy. Under the Constitution, states are empowered to call for Constitutional Convention to consider amendments. An amendment to impose fiscal discipline on our profligate federal government is essential to preserving economic opportunity for our children and grandchildren.”
 
WHO:             Dr. Tom Lindsay, Director, Center for Tenth Amendment Action, TPPF
 
WHAT:          Testimony before the Texas House Select Committee on State &                       Federal Power & Responsibility
 
WHEN:          TOMORROW, Thursday, March 12, 2015
                      10:30 a.m. CDT or upon final adjournment
 
WHERE:       Texas State Capitol
                      Room E2.036
 
More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1E3DMhn
 
To schedule an interview with Dr. Lindsay, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for 10th Amendment Action and the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a former deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has more than two decades of experience in higher education management and instruction.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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