S. 1539 (112th): Taiwan Airpower Modernization Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2992 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Nov 17, 2011

Sponsor
John Cornyn
Senior Senator from Texas
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 12, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2992 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 12, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 12, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to provide Taiwan with critically needed United States-built multirole fighter aircraft to strengthen its self-defense capability against the increasing military threat from China.

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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (15R, 3D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/12/2011--Introduced.
Taiwan Air Power Modernization Act of 2011 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) a critical element to maintaining peace and stability in Asia in the face of China's military expansion is ensuring a militarily strong Taiwan, (2) the United States has a statutory obligation under the Taiwan Relations Act to help Taiwan maintain sufficient self-defense capabilities, and (3) the proposed fighter aircraft sale to Taiwan would have significant economic benefits to the U.S. economy.
Directs the President to carry out the sale of no fewer than 66 F-16C/D multirole fighter aircraft to Taiwan.

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