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Rubio Introduces Bill to Increase Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait

Jun 14, 2023 | Press Releases

For years, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) armed wing, the People’s Liberation Army, has repeatedly crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, and recent news reports indicate that this dangerous trend is increasing. Beijing’s growing aggression in the region calls for the U.S. to significantly prioritize security assistance for our democratic ally.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act to reinforce our nation’s support of Taiwan as the island faces the increased threat of a CCP military attack.

  • “Tensions continue to rise as the CCP actively carries out aggressive military actions near Taiwan. At a time when the island faces the ever-growing threat of Beijing’s military aggression, I’m proud to introduce this bill, which would increase the level of critical technologies provided to Taiwan by fast-tracking the transfer of capabilities and increasing joint training and planning between the U.S. and our strong ally in the Indo-Pacific, as well as stand up a critical munitions fund for Taiwan and backfill stockpiles of key weapons. Make no mistake: deterring an invasion of Taiwan must be our top priority. ” – Senator Rubio

U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) will introduce companion legislation in the House.

  • “I’m proud to be leading this bipartisan effort with Senator Rubio to bolster Taiwan’s defenses. Chairman Xi’s extreme rhetoric makes it clear that lawmakers in Washington must act now to deter a Chinese invasion.”– Congressman Banks
  • “As Taiwan continues to face threats to its security and sovereignty, the United States must reaffirm our support for and long-term cooperation with Taiwan. This legislation would prioritize Taiwan’s resiliency in the face of potential conflicts and expedite the delivery of much-needed resources to ensure they have the capability to defend themselves effectively.”– Congressman Pappas

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