Rep. Peters Votes to Uphold US-Taiwan Relations

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.Con.Res.88, Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act, which reestablishes United States support for the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances—the cornerstone of United States relations with Taiwan.

“Today, we reaffirmed the United States’ long-standing commitment to Taiwan,” said Rep. Peters. “In the last twenty years, Taiwan has established and upheld a democracy, including presidential, legislative and local elections. It is critical we continue to support Taiwan as they pursue these and other democratic values that we in the United States hold so dear.”

Since 1979, the Taiwan Relations Act has authorized commercial and cultural relations between the United States and Taiwan, despite no diplomatic ties between the two countries, as a way to foster peace and stability in the Western Pacific. The Six Assurances refer to six points proposed by Taiwan when the United States negotiated the U.S. – China Joint Communiqué on Arms Sales to Taiwan in 1982.

Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.

(May 17, 2016) HCR88 – Statement released by Congressman Scott Peters