IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 24, 2021
Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mr. Scott of Florida, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Sasse, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Braun, Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To provide for proper treatment of Taiwan government representatives.
This Act may be cited as the
Reassurance On Commitments Act of 2021 or the
Proper treatment of Taiwan government representatives
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of State for fiscal year 2022 may be used to prepare, propose, draft, review, or promulgate any regulation, guidance, or executive order, or to otherwise implement, administer, or enforce any policy that restricts the ability of members of the armed forces and government representatives from the Republic of China (Taiwan) or the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to display for official purposes symbols of Republic of China sovereignty, including—
the flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and
the corresponding emblems or insignia of military units.
Official purposes defined
In this section, the term official purposes means—
the wearing of official uniforms;
conducting government-hosted ceremonies or functions; and
appearances on Department of State social media accounts promoting engagements with Taiwan.