Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) helped introduce a bipartisan resolution commending Taiwan for its commitment to democratic elections and institutions, despite ongoing threats from the Chinese Communist Party. This resolution comes ahead of Taiwan’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections set to occur on Saturday, January 13.
“Our partnership with Taiwan is based on strong, shared democratic values, and I’m proud to join my Senate colleagues in expressing unwavering support for free and fair elections for the island,” said Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. “As they continue to face pressure from the Chinese Communist Party, this resolution makes it clear: the U.S. stands with the people of Taiwan.”
“As the Chinese Communist Party continues its attempts to undermine democracy in Taiwan, we must show the world that the United States will always stand firmly with our democratic partners,” said Senator Rosen. “Ahead of Taiwan’s elections this weekend, I’m proud to help introduce this bipartisan resolution commending the strength of their democracy despite ongoing threats from the Chinese Communist Party.”
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen have been working to support Taiwan and push back against influence from the Chinese Communist Party. Last Congress, Senator Cortez Masto helped introduce bipartisan legislation to support Taiwan’s public health efforts against threats from the Chinese government. Senator Rosen’s Taiwan Cybersecurity Resiliency Act, which requires the U.S. Department of Defense to expand cybersecurity cooperation with Taiwan to help them counter cyber threats from China, recently became law.