In his testimony at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, ICT Vice President Bhuchung K. Tsering made the following recommendation: “The Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 is a comprehensive and pragmatic expression of congressional support for the Tibetan people. We urge the committee to explore further ways to strengthen the Act to take into account new developments in Tibetan politics, including development inside Tibet.

“Given Congress’ longstanding promotion of international religious freedom, the committee should explore whether the Tibetan Policy Act can be used to clarify US policy on the succession or reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and issues that might have much consequences in the coming period. That act can also be updated to include legislature authorization and policy guidance for assistance for Tibetan refugee settlements.”