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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR2918 on Sep 14, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Taiwan Policy Act
Source: H.R.2918
The Taiwan Policy Act of 2011 states that nothing in this Act shall be construed to amend or supersede the Taiwan Relations Act.
    States that it shall be US policy to:
  1. support Taiwan and the human rights of its people,
  2. permit senior leaders of Taiwan to enter the US under conditions of appropriate respect and permit meetings between high level Taiwanese and US officials in all US executive departments,
  3. sign a comprehensive extradition agreement,
  4. 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 aircraft, and
  5. include Taiwan in the visa waiver program.
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 the Department of State to continue its program to ensure meaningful participation by Taiwan in international organizations.
  • Directs the Secretary of State to brief Congress about any potential defense-related transfers to Taiwan.
  • Authorizes the President to make available to Taiwan defense items or defense services, including air, maritime, and ground capabilities; and capacity for partnership with friendly foreign militaries.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the goal of trade negotiations with Taiwan should be the negotiation of a free trade agreement.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Sell F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill selling F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Sell F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill selling F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR2918

Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HR2918

Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
Billy Long s1sMissouri Republican 
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican 
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2pFlorida Republican 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR2918



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 3
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0


















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