Knowing of your interest in fighting Chinese aggression, I wanted to update you on recent legislation that I cosponsored to deter China from invading Taiwan.

As America’s twelfth-largest trading partner and a top importer of American agricultural products, Taiwan remains vitally important to American interests. Now, in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive military build-up, senior American military officials believe that China will attack Taiwan within the next six years. That is why I cosponsored H.R. 3934, the Taiwan Defense Act, which would require our military to maintain the ability to defeat a Chinese invasion against Taiwan. Taiwan is a beacon of freedom and democracy in Asia. If the Chinese Communist Party is allowed to seize control of Taiwan, it will stand ready to dominate the region. This would pose an unacceptable threat to the lives and livelihoods not just of our Asian allies and partners, but of working Americans here at home. We must do everything possible to protect Taiwan from the Chinese Communist Party’s threats.

Thank you for the opportunity to share this update with you. You can rest assured that I will continue to stay engaged on legislation that counters Chinese hostility. As always, I value your input, and I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or ideas you may have regarding my work both here in the district and in Washington. To stay up to date on how I am working for you here in Congress, please visit my website at www.hartzler.house.gov and sign up for my free, weekly newsletter. You may also follow and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

It is a privilege to represent you in Congress.

Yours in service,

Vicky Hartzler

Member of Congress