(TibetanReview.net, Sep10’19) – The executive head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamsala, India, was reported to have been hosted reception by the US House Democratic Partnership during his ongoing trip to the USA following his arrival in Washington DC on Sep 9. President Lobsang Sangay is in the US capital for a series of meetings to discuss a proposed new Tibet Policy Act which will highlight the importance of religious freedom for the reincarnation process, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Sep 10.
The report called the Rayburn House reception the first for the CTA.
Those who attended the reception were stated to include House Democratic Partnership Chair Congressman David Price as well as Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Congressman Ted Yoho, and Congressman Gerry Connolly, besides National Endowment for Democracy president Carl Gershman.
“This [Tibet] has always been a bipartisan issue,” Price was quoted as saying while giving the inaugural address during the reception.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who came later after a house vote, was also stated to have spoken. She has vowed to help make the new Tibet Policy Act a priority in Congress.
Others who spoke were stated to include the president of the National Democratic Institute, the Vice President of the International Republican Institute, and the Vice President of the United States Agency for International Development.
Earlier in the day, Sangay was reported to have met with Congressman Jim McGovern, the chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Jon Stivers, the commission’s staff director. They were stated to have discussed the new Tibet Policy Act, which will be announced formally within a few weeks.