Senate Seeks to Reverse Trump’s Reckless ZTE Deal

The Senate, led by Republicans, is working hard to reverse President Donald Trump’s wrong-headed decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the US.

Senate leaders agreed Monday to try to undo the administration’s deal with a provision to a must-pass defense package, the AP reports.

The Chinese company has been accused of violating sanctions by selling equipment to North Korea and Iran. After the Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE last week, Senate leaders sought to reverse it.

The amendment was officially added to the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday, UPI reports. The defense package is expected to pass the Senate later this week, but its outcome in the House is uncertain.

“By including this provision to undo the ZTE deal in the defense bill, the Senate is saying loudly and in a bipartisan fashion that the president is dead wrong to back off on ZTE,”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, per Politico.

“The fact that a bipartisan group of senators came together this quickly is a testament to how bad the Trump administration’s ZTE deal is and how we will not shy away from holding the president’s feet to the fire when it comes to keeping his promise to be tough on China.”

Meanwhile, shares of ZTE Corp. are set to resume trading Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Edited Via Newser.

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One Response to Senate Seeks to Reverse Trump’s Reckless ZTE Deal

  1. jess Reply

    June 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    “By including this provision to undo the ZTE deal in the defense bill, the Senate is saying loudly and in a bipartisan fashion that the president is dead wrong to back off on ZTE,”

    Bullshit, they just want an excuse to pass some bad things and sticking this in there will give goopers cover to get those things passed. If it does not pass goopers can then say, see we tried but those democrats are really awful and do not want to keep you safe. AYUP, I am just THAT cynical.

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