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H.R. 4868: TIGER Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4868

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide for annual meetings of an interparliamentary group consisting of Members of Congress and representatives of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Taiwan Interparliamentary Group Establishment and Relations Act or the TIGER Act.

2.

Annual meetings of interparliamentary group between Congress and legislature of Taiwan

(a)

Meetings

The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall each appoint members to serve on an interparliamentary group which will meet annually with representatives of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan to discuss areas of mutual interest between the United States and Taiwan, including—

(1)

deterring military aggression by the People’s Republic of China and countering the malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party in both the United States and Taiwan;

(2)

strengthening security cooperation between the United States and Taiwan; and

(3)

enhancing bilateral trade between the United States and Taiwan.

(b)

Appointment of members

(1)

House

The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint 6 Members of the House to serve on the group under this section, based on recommendations made by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader of the House, and shall designate one of the Members as the co-chair of the group.

(2)

Senate

The President pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint 6 Senators to serve on the group under this section, based on recommendations made by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader of the Senate, and shall designate one of the Senators as the co-chair of the group.

(c)

Source of funding

Of the amounts obligated and expended to carry out this section—

(1)

50 percent shall be derived from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives; and

(2)

50 percent shall be derived from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(d)

Repeal of existing interparliamentary group between Senate and People’s Republic of China

Section 153 of the Miscellaneous Appropriations and Offsets Act, 2004 (22 U.S.C. 276n) is hereby repealed.