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Biden's Asia policy

U.S. lawmakers push for Asia-Pacific engagement with flurry of bills

Bipartisan measures call for more diplomats and Taiwan security assistance

Asia has recently been in the foreign-policy spotlight on Capitol Hill.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are coming out with an array of bills and resolutions aimed at expanding the Biden administration's involvement in Asia, including strengthening ties with Pacific nations and expanding support for Taiwan.

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation, and Rep. Steve Chabot, the panel's top Republican member, co-sponsored and introduced the Indo-Pacific Engagement Act this week.

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