Resolution in Support of the Taiwan Travel Act
Whereas, a longstanding, close bilateral relationship, codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, has existed between the United States and Taiwan and has proven economically, culturally and strategically important to both; and
Whereas, Taiwan is a robust democracy, significant American trading partner and U.S. ally; and
Whereas, together, Taiwan and the United States promote a shared belief in freedom, democracy and free market principles; and
Whereas, Taiwan has consistently ranked among the top 12 U.S. trading partners for more than two decades; and
Whereas, Taiwan serves as a free market, democratic beacon and protector of the rules-based international order in the region.
Therefore be it resolved, that ALEC applauds the adoption of the Taiwan Travel Act which will encourage the high-level official to official exchanges facilitated by the Act.
Be it further resolved, that the current presidential administration is urged to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by this new policy and schedule visits between high-level U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts without delay to underscore the bilateral openness that this policy shift makes possible.
Be it further resolved, that upon adoption, an official copy of this Resolution will be prepared and presented to the Governors of the state of [INSERT STATE], the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.