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Congress Won’t Block Trump’s Deal to Save Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE

Lawmakers have reached an agreement to strip a provision from the must-pass defense policy bill that would have sunk President Trump‘s deal to save Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.

Two congressional sources confirmed to The Hill on Friday that the Senate’s tougher language, which would have kept stiff penalties in place including blocking ZTE from buying American components, was booted from the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has not been released.

Instead, the final NDAA is expected to line up with language included in the House’s defense bill, which blocks government agencies from using ZTE or Huawei technology, according to the source.

Read more at The Hill

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