U.S. Senate passes TAIPEI Act unanimously

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/12/2020
By: Stacy Hsu and Ko Lin

Washington, March 11 (CNA) The United States Senate passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 Wednesday with unanimous consent.

The TAIPEI Act, which is aimed at supporting Taiwan's international presence, is now expected to be presented to President Donald Trump for review.

The passage comes just one week after the legislation cleared the House floor March 4 with an unanimous vote of 415 to zero.

According to the website of the U.S. Senate, unanimous consent is a situation in which no member present objects to a proposal. A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings.   [FULL  STORY]

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