The text of the resolution below is as of May 21, 1996 (Passed the House).
HCON 154 EH
H. CON. RES. 154
Whereas March 23, 1996, was the first time in the history of the Republic of China on Taiwan that a presidential election was held through direct popular vote by the people of Taiwan;
Whereas the election was held under great difficulties caused by extensive military threats from the People’s Republic of China; and
Whereas the presidential inauguration will be held on May 20, 1996, and should be honored: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) the Congress congratulates the people of Taiwan on holding their first direct and democratic presidential election;
(2) the United States continues its commitment to move nations toward freedom and democracy; and
(3) the United States is committed to encouraging and protecting its democratic friends on Taiwan, within the framework of the Taiwan Relations Act.
Passed the House of Representatives May 21, 1996.