H. R. 7059
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 24, 2008
Mr. Tancredo introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
To require the sale of certain defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.
Requirement to sell certain defense articles and defense services to Taiwan
In accordance with section 3(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act, the defense articles and defense services described in subsection (b) shall be transferred on a sales basis to Taiwan as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Defense articles and defense services described
The defense articles and defense services referred to in subsection (a) are the following:
The unfulfilled elements of the request made by Taiwan and approved by President George W. Bush in 2001 that includes diesel electric submarines or relevant designs, Mark-48 ASW torpedoes, Harpoon submarine-launched anti-ship cruise missiles, PAC–3 missile defense systems, Paladin self-propelled howitzers, Apache helicopters, and mine-sweeping helicopters.
66 F–16 C/D fighter planes that were requested by the Government of Taiwan in August 2007.
Congressional notification and approval
The requirement to transfer defense articles and defense services under subsection (a) shall be carried out notwithstanding the provisions for congressional notification and approval of a proposed sale of defense articles or defense services in section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(b)).