Rep. Banks Introduces Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act

Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act to reinforce our nation’s support of Taiwan as the island faces the increased threat of a Chinese Communist Party military attack. Read the bill text HERE.

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) is the House co-lead and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate version of the bill.

Said Rep. Banks: “I’m proud to be leading this bipartisan effort with Senator Rubio to bolster Taiwan’s defenses. Chairman Xi’s extreme rhetoric makes it clear that lawmakers in Washington must act now to deter a Chinese invasion.”

Said Rep. Pappas: “As Taiwan continues to face threats to its security and sovereignty, the United States must reaffirm our support for and long-term cooperation with Taiwan. This legislation would prioritize Taiwan’s resiliency in the face of potential conflicts and expedite the delivery of much-needed resources to ensure they have the capability to defend themselves effectively.”

Said Senator Rubio: “Tensions continue to rise as the CCP actively carries out aggressive military actions near Taiwan. At a time when the island faces the ever-growing threat of Beijing’s military aggression, I’m proud to introduce this bill, which would increase the level of critical technologies provided to Taiwan by fast-tracking the transfer of capabilities and increasing joint training and planning between the U.S. and our strong ally in the Indo-Pacific, as well as stand up a critical munitions fund for Taiwan and backfill stockpiles of key weapons. Make no mistake: deterring an invasion of Taiwan must be our top priority. ”

The Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act would strengthen U.S.-Taiwan defense ties through:

  • Expediting and prioritizing U.S. military sales to Taiwan;
  • Clarifies U.S. authorities to arm Taiwan in the Taiwan Relations Act;
  • Establishing regular combined U.S.-Taiwan exercises, training, and professional exchanges;
  • Establishing a Taiwan Critical Munitions Acquisition Fund, and;
  • Applying Ukraine munitions production capacity authorities to Taiwan.

Rep. Banks previously introduced the Taiwan Weapons Export Act, legislation to fast-track delivery of critical weapons to Taiwan by expediting Congressional approval and eliminating administrative roadblocks.

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