U.S. House bill lends support to Taiwan’s Interpol participation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/03
By: Rita Cheng, Tony Liao and Lilian Wu

Washington, Nov. 2 (CNA) The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill 2015110300051on Monday in support of Taiwan’s participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

The bill, which was passed by a vote of 392-0, was introduced in April by Reps. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Brad Sherman (D-CA).

Before the bill — H.R. 1853 — was referred to the full floor for a vote, it had already received bipartisan support and the endorsement of 114 representatives.

The legislation will now move the U.S Senate for screening and approval before it comes into effect.     [FULL  STORY]

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