Sending Office: Honorable Ted S. Yoho
Sent By:
Lauren.Gillespie@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

COSPONSOR: H. RES. 697

Dear Colleague:

2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day following occupation by Chinese government forces in Tibet on March 10, 1959. 60 years after His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was forced into exile, he continues to serve as a leader
in the promotion of human rights and religious harmony and the preservation of Tibetan culture and religion.

Since 1959, the U.S. Congress has remained committed to strengthening the friendship between the U.S. and the Tibetan people. Under the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, it is the policy of the U.S. to support economic development and cultural preservation for
Tibetans. In 2007, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. His contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights and religious understanding have also been revered by the international community
and His Holiness became a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

To continue to highlight the positive impacts the Dalai Lama has made on the global community,
my office in coordination with the Office of Tibet, is arranging a dialogue between Members of Congress and the Dalai Lama via Skype during which
we will discuss peaceful solutions to international conflicts.

This resolution:

  • Recognizes the cultural and religious significance of a genuinely autonomous Tibet and the deep bond between the American and Tibetan people
  • Commends the 14th Dalai Lama for his commitment to global peace and nonviolence
  • Determines that it would be beneficial to convene a bipartisan, bicameral forum between Members of Congress and His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

If you have any questions, or would like to cosponsor, please contact Lauren Gillespie in my office at
Lauren.Gillespie@mail.house.gov.

 

Sincerely,

Ted S. Yoho, DVM

Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific

And Nonproliferation

 

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