REP. SCOTT GARRETT (R-NJ) “IN THE TOP FIVE OF TAIWAN SUPPORTERS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS”
Quite recently Representative Scott Garrett attended a luncheon in Montclair held by supporters of Scott Garrett and Taiwan. He has appeared at many of these functions and has friends there throughout. He intermingled with them and gave a short speech about his efforts and the fact that he will keep trying to get Taiwan into the United Nations. He also hosted a Q & A session afterwards in which he answered all questions to the best of his ability.The Honorable Scott Garrett (R-NJ) was elected in 2002. He ranks in the top five of Members of the U.S. Congress that support Taiwan. Rep. Garrett is a founding member of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, which was established in 2001 and currently has 150 members. The Congressman has visited Taiwan himself when he participated in an international conference in Taiwan attended by legislators of international parliaments. Some recent highlights: Prior to last year’s opening of the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York on Tuesday September 15, 2015, Congressman Garrett introduced HCR76 on September 9, 2015 concluding "That it is the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its people deserve membership in the United Nations.” Congressman Garrett has introduced such resolutions every other year for the past decade, reminding members of Congress and the general public that it is an outrage that Taiwan is not represented in the family of nations. In a letter dated January 16, Congressman Garrett congratulated Dr. Tsai Ing-wen with her resounding election victory as president of Taiwan. He wrote: “Our two countries enjoy a close security and economic partnership and the United States must continue to stand with Taiwan by supporting its membership in international organizations.”
Congressman Scott Garrett 5th District of New Jersey Member, House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Capital Markets Subcommittee Vice Chairman, House Budget Committee is a candidate for reelection.