U.S. ex-congresswoman recalls drafting TRA 40 years ago

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/16
By: Elaine Hou and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) A former congresswoman of the United States who voted nearly 40

Patricia Schroeder

years ago in favor of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) has said that the act works “pretty well” for the country, as it has continued to thrive on all fronts nearly four decades later.

Former U.S. congresswoman Pat Schroeder, who in 1973 became the first female U.S. representative elected in Colorado and blazed a trail for a new generation of women on Capitol Hill, told CNA during an interview on Dec. 11 that she thinks the act works well for Taiwan.

“I am very surprised that 40 years later, it (the TRA) has worked so well. At the time it was drafted, we had never done anything like that before. And I think it’s worked pretty well,” she said.

“There were a lot of things we were involved in that we had to change them after, the world has changed. But I haven’t seen they said that about Taiwan,” she added.

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