H.RES.494: Affirming the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act.

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 114 (47 Democrats, 67 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2014
Latest Major Action March 25, 2014
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Bill Summary

Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to: (1) the Taiwan Relations Act as the cornerstone of U.S.-Taiwan relations; and (2) deepening U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relations, including support for Taiwan's inclusion in bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Reaffirms: (1) support for Taiwan's democratic institutions, and (2) that peace in the Taiwan Strait should be maintained to the benefit of the free people of Taiwan.

Supports the commitment to Taiwan's security, including the sale of sophisticated defensive weapons to Taiwan.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 25, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
March 25, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 28, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 28, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs