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Senators move to block Commerce Dept. deal with Chinese telecom firm

June 08, 2018 |
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Hours after the Commerce Department announced a deal to lift sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE -- which has been accused of posing a cyber threat to the U.S. supply chain -- a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a new effort to stop the Trump administration from easing the penalties.

Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday that would retroactively block the ZTE deal Commerce announced...


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