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H.R.419: Taiwan Policy Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 27 (7 Democrats, 20 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Taiwan Policy Act of 2013 - States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to amend or supersede the Taiwan Relations Act.

States that it shall be U.S. policy to: (1) support Taiwan and the human rights of its people, (2) permit senior leaders of Taiwan to enter the United States under conditions of appropriate respect and permit meetings between high level Taiwanese and U.S. officials in all U.S. executive departments, and (3) sign a comprehensive extradition agreement.

Authorizes the President to: (1) accept a letter of request from Taiwan for price and availability data or for a formal sales offer regarding the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon or other similar aircraft, and (2) transfer specified naval vessels to Taiwan.

States that in conducting relations with Taiwan and China the United States continues to assent to the six assurances provided to Taiwan in 1982.

Directs: (1) the President to appoint a Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, (2) t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs