In November, the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve the Resolve Tibet Act, marking a significant step forward for the bill. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., a main sponsor of the bill, said in a statement: “My bill requires the State Department to counter the PRC’s disinformation about Tibet, its history and its institutions, including that of the Dalai Lama. Rather than lie about the history of Tibet, I call on the Chinese Government to restart dialogue with the Dalai Lama to resolve the long-standing dispute between Tibet and China and respect the aspirations of the Tibetan people.”