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New Delhi, India House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul led a bipartisan CODEL to Dharamshala, India to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

“It was an honor to meet his Holiness, Dalai Lama,” stated Chairman McCaul. “Even though he has experienced violence and oppression in his life at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, he has maintained inner peace and continues to preach compassion. We spoke about what an inspiring leader he has been, not only for his own people by preserving Tibetan culture, religion, and language, but also to the entire world. I also was proud to bring the good news that the House passed the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act last week, and that we expect the bill to be signed into law in the coming days. This legislation makes it clear the United States believes Tibet has a right to self-determination — free from repression. I hope our visit served as a symbol of the U.S. government’s support for the people of Tibet and the friendship between our two peoples.”