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Washington, D.C. – Today at approximately 12:25 p.m. EDT, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will speak on the Senate floor about the national security threat posed by Chinese state-directed telecommunications firms like ZTE, in light of recent news reports indicating that the Administration has agreed to the broad outlines of a trade deal that would lift a ban on U.S. companies selling components and software to ZTE.
 
Earlier this month, Rubio delivered remarks on the Senate floor and introduced legislation to protect American workers from China’s economic aggression. The bill would prohibit the federal government, or subsidiaries/contractors, from purchasing telecommunications equipment or services from Huawei and ZTE. Rubio also recently wrote an op-ed on his legislation, outlining how to counter these economic tools of aggression used by Beijing.
 
Rubio’s remarks on the Senate floor will be broadcast on C-SPAN 2 and the U.S. Senate’s official website.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rubio discusses China’s telecommunications threats to U.S. national security.  
Approximately 12:25 p.m. EDT
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C.