Jurisdiction over the TPSA had moved to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But in the run-up to the election, the committee had not convened any business meetings to pass legislation. So ICT members kept sending petitions to the committee leaders, urging them to take up the TPSA. In the end, ICT members and other Tibet supporters sent a total of 26,423 petitions to Congress in support of the TPSA.

ICT staff, especially President Matteo Mecacci, kept meeting with key House and Senate staffers to push for the bill. Ultimately, House and Senate leaders agreed to attach the TPSA to a government spending bill, so that the overwhelming support for the measures contained in the TPSA would not go to waste.