Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the below statement upon introduction of Rep. Steve Chabot’s (R-OH) Taiwan Travel Act (H.R. 535), which encourages visits between U.S. and Taiwanese officials at all levels of government.  Chairman Royce is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.

“As a thriving democracy, Taiwan is vital to U.S. interests in the region. By encouraging more frequent visits between our two governments – including at the highest levels – we will further strengthen the critical U.S.-Taiwan partnership.”

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