Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Thursday said they welcomed the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 (H.R.4331), which USCIRF previously endorsed, by a vote of 392 to 22.
Dharamshala, India — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), previously known as Ganden Phodrang, the government of Tibet has thanked the United States government and Congress for approving $9 million in funding for the Tibetan community in India and Nepal. This tremendous support from the United States is essential as the CTA is the legitimate representative of the Tibetan people around the world.
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a message to the Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that with a sense of deep sadness that he would like to express his sympathies to the Prime Minister and the people of Australia for the bush fires that have devastated so much of their beautiful country.
Dharamshala, India — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bipartisan bill to update and strengthen the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 and address the ongoing oppression of Tibetans in Tibet by the Chinese government. The Bill was passed on January 28, 2020, with overwhelming majority of votes of 392, to hold China accountable for Human Rights abuses in Tibet.
Bodhgaya, India — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama congratulated President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen and her party on their landslide election victory on Saturday. The spiritual leader of Tibet expressed confidence that under her continued leadership she will be able to make further strides in bringing peace and prosperity to the people of Taiwan.
Washington, DC — In a bid to further insert civil and political rights for the people of Tibet into the U.S. political discussion and deepen US diplomatic support forTibet, the Tibetan Policy and Support Act (HR 4331) passed through the US House Foreign Affairs Committee with strong bipartisan support Thursday morning at a markup hearing on Capitol Hill, the seat of the U.S. government.