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S. 960: ROC Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 24, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 960

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 24, 2021

(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

A BILL

To provide for proper treatment of Taiwan government representatives.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reassurance On Commitments Act of 2021 or the ROC Act.

2.

Proper treatment of Taiwan government representatives

(a)

In general

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—

(1)

the flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and

(2)

the corresponding emblems or insignia of military units.

(b)

Official purposes defined

In this section, the term official purposes means—

(1)

the wearing of official uniforms;

(2)

conducting government-hosted ceremonies or functions; and

(3)

appearances on Department of State social media accounts promoting engagements with Taiwan.