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ICT Statement on 10th Anniversary of Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama

October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the historic bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor of the United States, to the Dalai Lama. The award ceremony was participated by then President George W. Bush, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House and Senate leadership, signifying the broad-based support for the Dalai Lama in the United States. The International Campaign for Tibet had the privilege to be actively involved in this Congressional initiative.

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Armed troops gather at Drepung

New images confirm security buildup at Drepung on day Dalai Lama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

New images just received from Tibet show troops gathered outside Drepung monastery in Lhasa in a show of force after monks whitewashed a wall to commemorate the Dalai Lama being honored with the Congressional Gold Medal on October 17 in Washington, DC. Drepung monastery was sealed off and surrounded by armed troops after police stopped […]

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Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony: transcripts of speeches

President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Speaker Pelosi, and representatives from both sides of the House gave unique tributes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the ceremony on Capitol Hill on October 17 to honor the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal. Transcripts of the speeches are published below. The video includes the […]

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Celebrations at the Barkhor

Crackdown on celebrations in Tibet as Dalai Lama receives Gold Medal award in week of Party Congress

Tibetans in Tibet celebrated the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama last Wednesday despite a stepping up of security and severe restrictions on religious practice in Lhasa and areas of eastern Tibet. One of the major monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung, is sealed off and surrounded by armed troops after police stopped […]

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Congressional Gold Medal ceremony address

President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Byrd, my fellow Laureate Elie Wiesel, Honorable Members of Congress, Brothers and Sisters. It is a great honor for me to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. This recognition will bring tremendous joy and encouragement to the Tibetan people, for whom I have a special responsibility. Their […]

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U.S. President confirms attendance at Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor Dalai Lama: historic celebration on West Lawn

President Bush will attend a ceremony to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal, the country’s highest civilian honor, on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, October 17 in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in a ceremony presided over by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. This will be the first time that a sitting US President will […]

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President Bush signs into law the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act

On September 27, 2006, President George Bush signed into law the “Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act,” which authorizes Congress to award the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Under this legislation, the United States Congress awards this honor “in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human […]

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US Congress passes bill to award the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal – bill cosponsored by 387 members of US House and Senate

The US House of Representatives today passed a bill to award the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled leader, the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award is in recognition of the Dalai Lama’s advocacy of religious harmony, non-violence, and human rights throughout the world and for his efforts to find a peaceful solution […]

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United States Senate passes Dalai Lama Gold Medal Act

The United States Senate passed the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act (S 2784) without amendment by unanimous consent on May 25, 2006. This Act is to award a congressional gold medal to the Dalai Lama of Tibet in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious […]

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Feinstein introduces bid to award Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) introduced the 14th Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act today, as part of a campaign to award the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s leader in exile, the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the U.S. government’s highest honors. The legislation has 75 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors. Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, […]

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