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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement following the death of former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. “Bob Graham was a selfless public servant, whose legacy and impact will live on. From his days in the state House to his days in the...

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Rubio Provision to Restrict Funding For Chinese Telecom Equipment Included in Appropriations Bill

Jun 7, 2018 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY19 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, which includes a key provision advanced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to restrict funds from being used to acquire telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei, ZTE or other high risk information systems.
 
“Huawei and ZTE pose a serious threat to America’s national security. These companies have direct links to the Chinese government and Communist Party. Their products and services are used for espionage and intellectual property theft, and they have been putting the American people and economy at risk without consequence for far too long,” said Rubio. “On the same day that the Administration announced it had reached a ‘deal’ with ZTE, my colleagues advanced this important measure and I encourage Congress to remain clear-eyed and unified on the threat China poses to U.S. interests and national security.”