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S. 1620 (115th): Taiwan Security Act of 2017

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A bill to enhance the security of Taiwan and bolster its participation in the international community, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Tom Cotton

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arkansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017
Length: 7 pages
Jul 24, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

McCaul, Pittenger Introduce Taiwan Bill
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] on Nov 7, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

American Citizens for Taiwan For too long, China's escalating pressure on Taiwan has faced no serious response from the United States. This legislation would send an overdue message to China to halt its aggressive behavior. Strong security, economic, and cultural ties with Taipei have always ...


Jul 24, 2017

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S. 1620 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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