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H.R.3470: To affirm the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Edward Royce, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 5 (1 Democrat, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Taiwan Relations Act Affirmation and Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014 - Title I: Affirmation of Importance of Taiwan Relations Act and Transfer of Naval Vessels to Taiwan - (Sec. 101) States that Congress: (1) reaffirms its commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act as the cornerstone of U.S.-Taiwan relations; (2) reaffirms its support for Taiwan's democratic institutions; (3) reaffirms that peace in the Taiwan Strait should be maintained to the benefit of the Asia-Pacific region; (4) supports the U.S. commitment to Taiwan's security in accord with the Taiwan Relations Act, including Taiwan's procurement of sophisticated weapons of a defensive character such as F-16 C/Ds aircraft and diesel electric submarines; and (4) reaffirms its commitment to deepen U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relations as well as support for Taiwan's inclusion in bilateral and regional trade agreements.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes the President to transfer on a sale basis the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY c...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
April 7, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
April 7, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2973-2976)
April 7, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3470.
April 7, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2973-2977)
April 7, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.