For supporters of Tibet, the new year got off to the perfect start. The House voted to pass the TPSA by an overwhelming margin, advancing it out of the chamber just four months after its introduction. The success of the bill was aided by ICT members, who sent more than 12,000 messages to their members of Congress, asking them to support the legislation.

With this vote, the TPSA was now halfway through Congress. But with the chaos of 2020 only just beginning, moving the bill through the other half was going to take a much longer effort.