HOUSE SUPPORT TAIWAN PARTICIPATION IN U.N.
boosts Taiwan’s Self-Determination
D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Bob Schaffer (R-CO) today celebrated
passage of legislation he authored promoting Taiwan’s participation
in the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization
(WHO). Members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined
Rep. Schaffer in showing their support for Taiwan by passing
of this legislation is long overdue. The Taiwanese people
have proved their legitimacy as a pro-America, democratic
nation, and they deserve the opportunity to participate
in the international community," Schaffer said. "This
House victory clearly shows America stands squarely in favor
of Taiwan’s self determination."
bill, backed by a group of 86 bipartisan cosponsors, re-affirms
the United States’ commitment made in the 1994 Taiwan Policy
Review to actively support Taiwan’s membership in international
introduced this bill after Secretary of State Madeline Albright
and the Clinton Administration failed to endorse Taiwanese
participation in the United Nations and the World Health
Organization. Taiwan continues making progress as a full
democracy, and I am pleased the House has shown such overwhelming
support for this legislation," Schaffer said.
Schaffer was first elected to Congress in November of 1996.
He is a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Resources
Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee.
He is Vice Chairman of the Education Subcommittee on Early
Childhood, Youth and Families, Chairman of the Western Caucus
Water Working Group, Co-Chair of the Western Water Caucus
and President of the Republican Sophomore Class. His official
Internet website address is www.house.gov/schaffer.