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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 77

Expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve membership in the United Nations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 13, 2011

Mr. Garrett (for himself, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Marchant, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Long, and Ms. Foxx) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve membership in the United Nations.

Whereas for more than 50 years a close relationship has existed between the United States and Taiwan, which has been of major economic, cultural, and strategic advantage to both countries;

Whereas the 23,000,000 people in Taiwan are not represented in the United Nations;

Whereas Taiwan has over the years repeatedly expressed its strong desire to participate in the United Nations;

Whereas Taiwan has much to contribute to the work and funding of the United Nations;

Whereas the world community has reacted positively to Taiwan's desire for international participation, as shown by Taiwan's membership in the Asian Development Bank, Taiwan's admission to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group as a full member, and Taiwan's membership in the World Trade Organization, and Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization; and

Whereas section 4(d) of the Taiwan Relations Act (22 U.S.C. 3303(d)) declares, “Nothing in this Act may be construed as a basis for supporting the exclusion or expulsion of Taiwan from continued membership in any international financial institution or any other international organization.”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve membership in the United Nations.