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H. Con. Res. 135

    H. Con. Res. 135 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-OH) on 15 May 2001, and passed on 17 May 2001.

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1st Session

H. CON. RES. 135

Expressing the sense of the Congress welcoming President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to the United States.


MAY 15, 2001

Mr. SCHAFFER (for himself, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. King, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Souder, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Frank, Mr. Royce, Mr. Smith of Michigan, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Schrock, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, Mr. Riley, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Holden, Mr. Carson of Oklahoma, Mr. Wexler, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Pence, Mr. Berman, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Issa, and Mr. Hoeffel) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


Expressing the sense of the Congress welcoming President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to the United States.

Whereas for more than 50 years a close relationship has existed between the United States and Taiwan which has been of enormous economic, cultural, and strategic advantage to both countries;

Whereas the United States and Taiwan share common ideals and a vision for the 21st century;

Whereas freedom and democracy are the strongest foundations for peace and prosperity;

Whereas Taiwan has demonstrated an improved record on human rights and a commitment to the democratic ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and free and fair elections routinely held in a multiparty system, as evidenced by the election on March 18, 2000, of Chen Shui-bian as Taiwan's new president; and

Whereas the upcoming May 21 visit to the United States of President Chen Shui-bian of taiwan is another significant opportunity to broaden and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Cogress--

(1) warmly welcomes Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian upon his visit to the United States;

(2) requests president Chen Shui-bian to communicate to the people of Taiwan the support of the Congress and of the people of the United States; and

(3) recognizes that the visit of  President Chen Shui-bian to the United States is a significant step towards broadening and deepening the friendship and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan.

Passed the House of Representatives May 17, 2001.

By Martha C. Morrison,
Deputy Clerk.  


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