Proposes Taiwan Membership in United Nations
Bill Garners Bipartisan Endorsement
DC -- U.S. Congressman Bob Schaffer (R-CO) introduced legislation
today expressing support for Taiwan's participation in the
United Nations (UN).
am pleased to offer this bill to recognize the legitimacy
of Taiwan's presence in the international community. Taiwan
has dramatically improved its human rights record and as
a democratic nation should be afforded the privilege of
membership in the United Nations," Schaffer said.
bill provided Taiwan the opportunity to join the United
Nations and the World Heath Organization (WHO). The legislation
is backed by more than forty bipartisan cosponsors.
support for Taiwan is solid. Taiwan has made enormous strides
toward becoming a fully democracy, and it is unreasonable
for the people of Taiwan to be excluded from full participation
in international institutions due to threats from mainland
China," Schaffer said.
Schaffer noted the U.S. has supported Taiwan's membership
in the Asian Development Bank and its admission to the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation group. Extending United Nations and
World Health Organization membership is the next step in
demonstrating continued U.S. support for Taiwan, according
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Congressman 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.