OBSOLETE:FAPA president Peter Chen said the proposed legislation suggests that communication channels are outdated and insufficient to maintain regional stability
Date: May 06, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Six US senators, including Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, on Thursday jointly
introduced the Taiwan Travel Act, legislation that encourages visits between Taiwan and the US at all levels.
The other senators who joined Rubio in presenting the bill were Republicans Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Cory Gardner of Colorado and Democrats Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Gary Peters of Michigan.
The draft bill states that the US Congress believes the US government should encourage visits between officials from Taiwan and the US at all levels, instead of placing restrictions on such visits.
Washington should allow US officials at all levels, including Cabinet-level national security officials, general officers and other executive branch officials, to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts, the bill reads. [FULL STORY]