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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released a statement following the Biden administration’s announcement of the first drawdown package for Taiwan. 

“I am glad to see the Biden administration send this much-needed weapons package to Taiwan as Communist China eyes further aggression. However, this should have occurred much earlier and could have been more robust. Rather than pandering to Chairman Xi while administration officials were being hacked by CCP forces, this administration should have been expediting weapons deliveries to Taiwan. This administration’s repeated fear of escalation in providing critical weapon systems — in the midst of a great power competition — has only served to embolden Chairman Xi and his unholy alliance. The U.S. must remain committed to providing necessary defense articles to enable Taiwan in maintaining deterrence and self-defense capability.”