In a wide-ranging speech, the House speaker also attacked China's human rights record, but said Beijing and Washington must come together on climate change.
To even possess a small image of His Holiness leads to immediate and severe punishment. And the oppression of Tibet and Tibetans doesn't stop with religious persecution. Arbitrary arrest, detention and imprisonment are common.
China also announced this week it was deploying additional troops to the Line of Actual Control dividing its border with India.
He and his family can no longer travel to the country.
The legislation calls out China's "interference" in the succession process for the leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
The militaristic recruitment program primarily targets rural farmers who are then trained to support Chinese industries.
The virus has killed almost 200 people since it emerged in the city of Wuhan in late 2019.
The Dalai Lama warned that China may choose its own Tibetan Buddhist as his successor after he dies.
The central government is considering the huge proposal that would divert water from Tibet to the Xinjiang region.
China and India also denied reports that 158 Indian troops were killed during recent Chinese military action in the tense border dispute.
India has resisted China's territorial ambitions, despite the aggressive noises from Beijing.
The backlash from Beijing over a bipartisan congressional visit to the Dalai Lama in India comes as relations between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are warming.
They spare over neighboring allies, and are at odds over their shared border and the Dalai Lama.
The spiritual leader believes Trump will tone down his divisive promises once in office.
Americans Alex Lowe and David Bridges were filming a documentary series for NBC Sports when the avalanche struck.
Chinese border patrols lurk on the Tibetan side, ready to shoot anyone illegally crossing the pass.
Funded by the CIA, the hotel was meant to give Tibetan guerrillas a livelihood.