One of the TPSA’s main areas of focus is the Dalai Lama. So it was only fitting when ICT President Matteo Mecacci hand delivered the bill to the Tibetan Buddhist leader at his exile home in Dharamsala, India.

Mecacci—who was leading a Senate staff delegation to Dharamsala with Sarah Arkin, deputy staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Bethany Poulos, policy analyst in the office of Sen. Rubio—presented a copy of the legislation to the Dalai Lama. “We are making some progress in the US Congress in particular,” Mecacci explained to His Holiness. He added that ICT was also trying to advance similar legislation in Europe.