H.Con.Res.302 - Expressing the sense of Congress welcoming President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to the United States on October 31, 2003.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] (Introduced 10/15/2003)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/04/2003 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (11/04/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 302 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 1st Session H. CON. RES. 302 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 4, 2003 Received and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress welcoming President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to the United States on October 31, 2003. Whereas for more than 50 years an iron-clad relationship has existed between the United States and Taiwan which has been of enormous economic, cultural, and strategic benefit to both nations; Whereas the United States and Taiwan share common ideals and a clear vision for the 21st century, where freedom and democracy are the foundations for peace, prosperity, and progress; Whereas Taiwan has demonstrated its unequivocal support for human rights and a commitment to the democratic ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, rule of law, and free and fair elections routinely held in a multiparty system; Whereas the upcoming October 31, 2003, visit to the United States of Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian is another significant step in broadening and deepening the friendship and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan; Whereas on October 31, 2003, Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian will be presented an award by the International League for Human Rights for his efforts in promoting tolerance, democracy, and human rights; and Whereas Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian will bring a strong message from the Taiwanese people that Taiwan will cooperate and support the United States campaign against international terrorism and efforts to rebuild and bring democracy and stability to Afghanistan and Iraq: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress-- (1) offers its warmest welcome to President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan upon his visit to the United States on October 31, 2003; (2) asks President Chen Shui-bian to communicate to the people of Taiwan the support of Congress and of the American people; (3) recognizes that the visit of President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to the United States is a significant step toward broadening and deepening the friendship and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan; (4) congratulates President Chen Shui-bian on his receiving the Human Rights Award from the International League for Human Rights; and (5) thanks President Chen Shui-bian and the government and people of Taiwan for their humanitarian and medical assistance in Afghanistan and post-war Iraq as well as for their willingness to contribute to the peace, stability, and prosperity of the Middle East. Passed the House of Representatives October 30, 2003. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.