House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Rep. Jim McGovern(D-Mass.) haven’t been afraid to speak out about what they see as repressive Chinese policies in Tibet.
Pelosi this year delivered a speech on the House floor celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (Beijing regards the Buddhist leader as a “splittist”). McGovern sponsored a bill that would bar certain Chinese officials from the United States as long as China continues to significantly restrict American diplomats, journalists and others from Tibetan areas.[Source]