The U.S. has avoided high-level meetings with Taiwan officials for years in a nod to Chinese opposition to any formal recognition of Taiwan as a separate state. But Rep. Kerry BentivolioKerry BentivolioIndiana Republican: Leaders duped me Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote High drama as .1T spending package advances by one vote MORE (R-Mich.) successfully passed language saying Congress thinks these meetings should take place.

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Members also approved language from Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannPawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota US ambassador repeated debunked claim that Abedin has 'egregious' ties to Muslim Brotherhood Bachmann considering running for Franken's seat MORE (R-Minn.) requiring the POW/MIA flag to be flown every day of the year on some federal buildings.

These two proposals were added as part of a block of amendments added by voice vote — others were from:

— John Larson (D-Conn.), ensuring access to behavioral health treatment;

Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungOprah could be Democrats’ key to beating Trump Congress votes to open Alaska refuge to oil drilling Overnight Energy: Senate close to approving Arctic drilling | EPA cancels controversial media tracking contract | Trump officials sound alarm on mineral imports MORE (R-Alaska), clarifying language on sole-source contracts to Native Americans;

— Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), restricting funding for the space-based infrared systems space modernization initiative until the Department of Defense makes certain certifications to Congress;

— Rush Holt (D-N.J.), directing the department to report whether its science and math scholarship program is helping to produce necessary degrees in these fields;

— Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), requiring a report on how the Department of Defense will maintain support for bomb-sniffing dogs;

— Bachmann, increasing funding for the Marine Corps Embassy Security group;

— Bachmann, increasing funding for a Marine crisis response team;

Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeOvernight Cybersecurity: Feinstein shocks by releasing Fusion GPS testimony | House passes bill to boost oversight of cyber vulnerabilities | FBI director calls encryption 'public safety issue' House passes Homeland Security cybersecurity oversight bill American Airlines apologizes after accusing NBA G League players of stealing blankets MORE (D-Texas), requiring department outreach to small businesses owned by women and minorities;

— Jackson Lee, requiring posting of information relating to sexual assault prevention;

— Holt, relaxing rules related to suicide prevention efforts;

— Jackson Lee, increasing cooperation with the National Institutes of Health to fight Triple Negative Breast Cancer;

— Jackson Lee, adding a sense of Congress on the need to develop a plan to ensure there are enough mental health counselors;

— Jackson Lee, providing for automated information and data capture technologies;

— Young, requiring the Defense Department to report on the strategic value of installations in the Pacific region;

— Young, requiring GA to review the potential of co-locating federal entities on military bases;

— Lamborn, adding a sense of Congress on the threat posed by Hezbollah and encouraging European countries to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist entity;

— Young, allowing the Maritime Administration to receive funding from non-federal entities; and

— Young, allowing the Maritime Administration to give funding priority to 21 strategic seaports in the United States.