CECC Town Hall with Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey

July 18, 2019

(Washington)—The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey will host members of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) in a Town Hall event on U.S. policy on Tibet and critical issues facing the Tibetan people. Members of Congress currently scheduled to participate include CECC Chair Representative James McGovern (D-MA) and CECC Commissioner Representative Thomas Suozzi (D-NY).

The event is open to the press and public. 


What:  Town Hall event with the Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey

Where: Tibetan Community Center, 57-12 32nd Avenue Woodside, NY 11377

When:  Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1pm-3pm.

Background:  Representative McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) serve as Chair and Cochair respectively of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The Chairs introduced the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (RATA), which passed the Congress and was signed into law in 2018. The bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress annually regarding the level of access Chinese authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists to Tibetan areas in China and to deny entry visas to any Chinese officials involved in denying Americans access to Tibetan areas. The State Department issued the first RATA report on March 25, 2019.

Media Contact:  Scott Flipse, 202-308-6062 and Scott.Flipse@mail.house.gov