Rep. Jim Banks Encourages President Trump to Act Against Chinese Telecom

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WASHINGTON, February 8, 2019 | T.W. Arrighi (2025702510) | comments

Rep. Jim Banks Encourages President Trump to Act Against Chinese Telecom

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Banks (IN-03) released the following statement regarding recent reports that the Trump Administration is preparing Executive Orders that would ban Chinese telecom equipment from U.S. wireless networks.  

Said Rep. Banks, “I hope today’s reports are true, and President Trump follows through on banning Chinese telecom equipment in the United States. As a matter of national security, America cannot sleep on the threats posed by companies such as Huawei and ZTE, which are nothing more than fronts for the Chinese politburo’s espionage activities and intellectual property theft.  Allowing them to develop a foothold in U.S. wireless infrastructure would be tantamount to letting the fox guard the hen house.  President Trump can display true leadership with a strong Executive Order, and I expect his team will produce just that in short order.”

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Congressman Jim Banks represents Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Committee on Education and the Workforce.  All press inquiries may be directed to tw.arrighi@mail.house.gov.

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