Dana Rohrabacher's Remarks During June 23, 1999 Mark-up
Hearing on WHO Membership for Taiwan Bill (HR1794)
you very much, Mr. Chairman. I rise in strong support
of this legislation. I think it behooves all of us
to recognize the great contributions that are being made
by Taiwan to the rest of the world.
of times, because of the fear of offending the mainland
of China, the people of Taiwan are not given the credit
that they deserve.
personally, of numerous charitable contributions through
the Su-Chi Foundation of Taiwan and also directly from the
people and also the government in Taiwan, that have been
made throughout this planet; things that no one else knows
about. I mean, in Afghanistan, they put in millions
of dollars worth of medicine. In Macedonia, where
here they are separated on the other side of the world from
this military operation, they've kicked in millions of dollars
there. They've taken care of refugees and health care
projects in places where nobody else has heard of.
they're willing to make such great contributions to the
health of the world and yet there's some problem with them
becoming a member of the World Health Organization.
certainly back this resolution and hope that we can make
Taiwan a member of the World Health Organization.
They have already shown their generosity.
country has also shown itself to be a responsible member
of the family of nations.
my honor and pleasure to sing these praises and also to
cosponsor this bill.