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Sens. Rubio, Cotton offer companion to House bill on Chinese telecom products

February 08, 2018 |
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Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), both Intelligence Committee members, on Wednesday introduced the Senate version of a House bill that would ban government purchases of products from Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE.

“Huawei is effectively an arm of the Chinese government, and it’s more than capable of stealing information from U.S. officials by hacking its devices,” said Cotton, who also serves on the Armed Services Committee. “There are plenty of other companies that can meet our...

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