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Introduced in House (03/13/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6287


To permit visiting dignitaries and service members from Taiwan to display the flag of the Republic of China.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2020

Mr. Curtis (for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Sires, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Waltz, Ms. Speier, Mr. Gallego, and Mr. Crenshaw) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To permit visiting dignitaries and service members from Taiwan to display the flag of the Republic of China.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (SOS) Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Requirement to permit dignitaries and service members from Taiwan to display the flag of the Republic of China.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense shall permit members of the armed forces and government representatives from the Republic of China (Taiwan) or the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to display, for the official purposes set forth in subsection (b), symbols of Republic of China sovereignty, including—

(1) the flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and

(2) the corresponding emblems or insignia of military units.

(b) Official purposes.—The official purposes referred to in subsection (a) are—

(1) the wearing of official uniforms;

(2) conducting government hosted ceremonies or functions; and

(3) appearances on Department of State and Department of Defense social media accounts promoting engagements with Taiwan.


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