of the United States
Washington, DC 20515
CO-SPONSOR HR 1838
THE TAIWAN SECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACT
that the House International Relations Committee may soon
consider HR1838, the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act. As
cosponsors of this important legislation, we are contacting
you as a member of the House Committee on International
Relations to urge your support and cosponsorship of this
to a Pentagon report to Congress earlier this year, China
is engaged in a major buildup of ballistic missiles on its
coast directly across the strait from Taiwan. Beijing is
simultaneously increasing pressure on the U.S. to limit
or crease our sales to Taiwan of defensive weaponry.
believe that the United States must remain steadfast firmly
committed to fulfilling our obligations under the Taiwan
Relations Act - in which the U.S. promised to provide Taiwan
with the means to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability
- to maintain a balance of power in the region.
this end, the bi-partisan “Taiwan Security Enhancement Act”
was introduced on May 18 by International Relations Committee
Chairman Ben Gilman and others. The bill has three main
Ensuring that Taiwan has the necessary equipment to maintain
its self-defense capabilities;
Bolstering the process for such defense sales to Taiwan
by prohibiting politically motivated reductions in arms
sales and requiring an annual Presidential report to congress
on Taiwan’s defense needs;
Redressing deficiencies in Taiwan’s readiness by establishing
direct communications between our militaries.
bill has 60-cosponsors: Reps.
DeLay, Gejdenson, Armey, Berman, Cox, Faleomavaega,
Gilman, Wexler, Rohrabacher, Martinez, Smith, Payne, Burton,
Hastings, Diaz-Balart, Deutsch, Hunter, Andrews, Cook, Wynn,
Weldon, Kleczka, Schaffer, Forbes, Ehrlich, Jefferson, Myrick,
Wu, Miller, Frank, English, Maloney, Bliley, Lowey, Morella,
Maloney, Crane, Frost, Hefley, Deal, Sununu, Barton, Calvert,
Foley, Barr, Radanovich, Linder, Bilirakis, Dunn, Whitfield,
Rogan, Ney, Tancredo, Franks, Chabot, Pryce, DeMint, Doolittle,
Bachus and Vitter.
you for your consideration. If you have questions or would
like to cosponsor, please call contact us directly or call
Brett Shogren at 5-0197.