WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lance Gooden was joined by his colleagues in extending congratulations to President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim on their recent electoral victory in Taiwan's presidential election.

Congressman Gooden emphasized the significance of Taiwan's democratic process and its role as a beacon of liberty in a region often overshadowed by authoritarianism.

"Taiwan's election is not just a victory for its people but a shining example of democratic values in action. President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim's leadership will undoubtedly strengthen these ideals," said Congressman Gooden. "In the face of increasing aggression from China, the U.S. stands solidly with Taiwan. We are committed to deepening our relationship and ensuring the Indo-Pacific region remains a bastion of peace and stability."

Rep. Gooden praised President-elect Lai's impressive political career, noting his significant contributions as a legislator, mayor, and vice president. He also lauded Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim for her impactful work as the former top envoy to the U.S., earning widespread respect in Congress and across the United States.

Cosponsors: Tracey Mann (KS), Michael C. Burgess (TX), Randy Weber (TX), Andy Biggs (AZ), Randy Feenstra (IA), Pete Sessions (TX)

Read the full letter here.