ND amendment would restrict federal debt increases

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Edinburg senator wants North Dakota to support a federal constitutional convention to give states a say about whether the national debt limit should be increased.

The limit is now just over $14 trillion, and there's debate in Congress about whether it should be raised.

Edinburg Sen. Curtis Olafson is sponsoring a resolution that advocates a federal constitutional amendment on the debt limit. It says the limit shouldn't be raised unless a majority of states agree.

Olafson says the debt has continued rising during both Republican and Democratic administrations. He says it's a systemic problem that needs to be remedied.