Schumer Statement On Republicans Caving On Tough ZTE Sanctions Provision In Defense Bill

July 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Republicans’ decision to strip a tough ZTE provision from the defense bill:

“By stripping the Senate’s tough ZTE sanctions provision from the defense bill, President Trump – and the Congressional Republicans who acted at his behest – have once again made President Xi and the Chinese Government the big winners and the American worker and our national security the big losers.

“The administration’s backtrack on ZTE is another example of the president being weak in the face of another nation’s leader while Republicans just follow along. President Trump has once again broken his core promise to be tough on China simply to please the president of China – and he got nothing in return.”