EAGLE Act (H.R.3524)

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H.R.3524 includes the Taiwan Fellowship Act and elements of the Strategic Competition Act. With one key change, it can become a law that makes a major step on strengthening US support for Taiwan.

Bill Info

  • Sponsor: Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 05/25/2021)
  • Cosponsors: (0)
  • Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
  • Latest Action: House – 05/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select).

What does this bill do?

The bill’s main purpose is to strengthen U.S. ability in technology and strategic competition against China. It also contains multiple pro-Taiwan provisions. This bill in the House is analogous to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260), but with a few differences. The two version are likely to reconcile, and we urge key changes to make the House version more pro-Taiwan in context of the provisions in the already-passed S.1260.

H.R. 3524 has several pro-Taiwan provisions:

  • Enhancing the United States-Taiwan partnership: Support for Taiwan’s defense, Taiwan’s role in the US approach to Indo-Pacific, and US-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement.
  • Taiwan Fellowship Act: create a civil servant training and cooperative initiative between Taiwan and the U.S.
  • Diplomatic and economic efforts to deter PRC use of force against Taiwan: counter China’s use of force against Taiwan with “significant economic and diplomatic measures.”

FAPA urges the following changes to H.R. 3524:

  • Strike out “the three joint communiques” from key elements to guide the U.S. commitments to Taiwan, since these were a part of the already abandoned U.S. “engagement policy” toward China.
  • Add Treatment of Taiwan Government (Section 3215 of S.1260) to EAGLE Act, which would end the outdated practice of referring to the government in Taiwan as the “Taiwan authorities” and instead recognize the democratically elected “government of Taiwan” as the “legitimate representative of the people of Taiwan.”

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  2. You will see your Congress Members’ names and a draft email template. Feel free to edit it.
  3. We strongly encourage you to customize the email by adding your Congress Member’s name to the first line and sign your name at the end of the email.
  4. Click the “Send Email” button, and our system will send the email to your Member’s congressional office directly.

After sending the email, please share the information with your friends and family and invite them to join the campaign. We can make a change if we work together!

** If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to 
FAPA Project Coordinator Chihyun Huang at cy.huang@fapa.org. **

Photo by Ben Mater on Unsplash

H.R.3524 includes the Taiwan Fellowship Act and elements of the Strategic Competition Act. With one key change, it can become a law that makes a major step on strengthening US support for Taiwan.

Bill Info

  • Sponsor: Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 05/25/2021)
  • Cosponsors: (0)
  • Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
  • Latest Action: House – 05/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select).

What does this bill do?

The bill’s main purpose is to strengthen U.S. ability in technology and strategic competition against China. It also contains multiple pro-Taiwan provisions. This bill in the House is analogous to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260), but with a few differences. The two version are likely to reconcile, and we urge key changes to make the House version more pro-Taiwan in context of the provisions in the already-passed S.1260.

H.R. 3524 has several pro-Taiwan provisions:

  • Enhancing the United States-Taiwan partnership: Support for Taiwan’s defense, Taiwan’s role in the US approach to Indo-Pacific, and US-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement.
  • Taiwan Fellowship Act: create a civil servant training and cooperative initiative between Taiwan and the U.S.
  • Diplomatic and economic efforts to deter PRC use of force against Taiwan: counter China’s use of force against Taiwan with “significant economic and diplomatic measures.”

FAPA will be urging the following change to H.R. 3524:

  • Strike out “the three joint communiques” from key elements to guide the U.S. commitments to Taiwan, since these were a part of the already abandoned U.S. “engagement policy” toward China.
  • Add Treatment of Taiwan Government (Section 3215 of S.1260) to EAGLE Act, which would end the outdated practice of referring to the government in Taiwan as the ‘Taiwan authorities and instead acknowledge the “democratically elected government of Taiwan as the legitimate representative of the people of Taiwan.”

Email Your Members of Congress

It is easy and can be done in 3 minutes!

  1. Fill in the form below and click the “Take Action” button.
  2. You will see your Congress Members’ names and a draft email template. Feel free to edit it.
  3. We strongly encourage you to customize the email by adding your Congress Member’s name to the first line and sign your name at the end of the email.
  4. Click the “Send Email” button, and our system will send the email to your Member’s congressional office directly.

After sending the email, please share the information with your friends and family and invite them to join the campaign. We can make a change if we work together!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to  FAPA Project Coordinator Chihyun Huang at cy.huang@fapa.org.

■ Photo by Ben Mater on Unsplash

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Tony Ku

    Your co-sponsoring “Taiwan Diplomatic Review Act(H.R. 3634) will be very appreciated.

  2. 郭正泉JC Kuo

    Thank you very much for your supports.
    Taiwan and US are both democratic countries and share the same value of freedom and democratic. Go Go Go !

  3. Sam Hsieh

    It is the time to have a correct name. Taiwan is an independent country. Her name should be called TAIWAN.

  4. Josephine Yang

    Please support Taiwan. Taiwan is a democracy country.

  5. Melody Chang

    I love Taiwan and American.

  6. Tom Wu

    I supprt

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