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13-HCR29 on Apr 10, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on Taiwan
Source: H.CON.RES.29
Congressional Summary:CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of Congress that the US should resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
  • WHEREAS Taiwan has never been under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which continues to illegitimately claim sovereignty over Taiwan and its 23,000,000 citizens;
  • WHEREAS the Shanghai Communique, which maintains that there is 'One China' and that 'Taiwan is part of China', was established without the consultation of Congress or the people of Taiwan;
  • WHEREAS the PRC has since used the 'One China Policy' to block Taiwan's membership and full participation in international organizations and events, ranging from the UN to the Olympics;
  • WHEREAS the 'One China Policy' is effectively obsolete, and does not reflect the obvious reality that Taiwan has functioned as an independent and sovereign country for over half a century;
    Now, therefore, be it RESOLVED that it is the sense of Congress that--
  1. the President should abandon the fundamentally flawed 'One China Policy' in favor of a more realistic 'One China, One Taiwan Policy' that recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign and independent country
  2. the President should begin the proces

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Foreign Policy
    • Headline: Sponsored resuming normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan (Score: 1)
    • Headline 2: Resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan (Score: 1)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
    • Headline: Sponsored resuming normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan (Answer: B)
    • Headline 2: Resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan (Answer: B)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
      • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
      • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
      • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
      • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
      • E: Unsure

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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 13-HCR29

    Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014)Apr 10, 2013
    Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratMay 6, 2013
    Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratMay 13, 2013

    Republicans participating in 13-HCR29

    Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas RepublicanMay 3, 2013
    Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanMay 3, 2013
    Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanApr 26, 2013
    Doug Lamborn s1oColorado RepublicanApr 30, 2013
    Leonard Lance s1oNew Jersey RepublicanApr 30, 2013
    Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanMay 6, 2013
    Kenny Marchant s1oTexas RepublicanMay 8, 2013
    Michael McCaul s2pTexas RepublicanApr 10, 2013

    Independents participating in 13-HCR29

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 3
    Republicans: 8
    Independents: 0

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