Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Commerce Department signed an agreement with ZTE to lift the ban on it doing business with U.S. companies:
“Allowing ZTE to resume business is a direct betrayal of President Trump’s promise to be tough on China and protect American workers. The administration’s terrible ZTE deal will undermine our national and economic security, which is exactly why the Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to retroactively tear it apart.
“It’s clear President Trump gave away the store to China for nothing, so now it’s entirely up to Congress to right the administration’s wrong. I hope my Republican colleagues in the House and Senate will do the right thing and maintain the Senate’s strong language in the defense bill that reverses the administration’s awful ZTE deal.”