Richard Gere returning to Capitol Hill to talk Tibet
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Richard Gere is making yet another return trip to Capitol Hill to talk Tibet.

The “Pretty Woman” actor — somewhat of an advocacy fixture in Washington — is poised to testify Wednesday afternoon at a subcommittee hearing on United States policy and human rights in Tibet, held under the House Foreign Affairs Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building.

Gere, 68, is the chairman of the board of directors for the International Campaign for Tibet and a longtime advocate for human rights in the region.


Gere’s racked up the frequent flier miles with trips to the nation’s capital. He was in town in June — his third trip this year to D.C. — to mark the 82nd birthday of the Dalai Lama alongside some members of Congress. Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotElection Countdown: O'Rourke goes on the attack | Takeaways from fiery second Texas Senate debate | Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying abuse victims | Trump Jr. to rally for Manchin challenger | Rick Scott leaves trail to deal with hurricane damage Credit union group to spend .8 million for vulnerable Dem, GOP incumbents Sessions calls on former colleagues to send drone legislation to Trump's desk MORE (R-Ohio) tweeted at the time that Gere discussed “Tibetan cultural resilience and steps forward” with the group of lawmakers.

The Golden Globe winner also walked the halls of Congress in 2015, when he teamed up with Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersTwo Minnesota Republicans report attacks Noisy democracy, or rude people behaving like children? Kavanaugh fight a GOP wake up call, but more is needed MORE (D-Calif.) to discuss homelessness and federal housing programs. Gere had portrayed a homeless man in the 2015 film, “Time Out of Mind.”

The performer also testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission about Tibetan human rights earlier that year, in yet another visit to Washington.