Just a few days after its introduction in the House, the TPSA made its way to the Senate when Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the legislation alongside Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Rubio, the co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, described the TPSA as “much needed” amid “new challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party against Tibetans.” “We must continue to shine a bright light on the Chinese government’s repression of the Tibetan people,” he said, “and explore new tools to protect their religion, language, and culture, both inside and outside China.”