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U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

05/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2019 17:48

Wicker Statement on Huawei Announcement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement upon the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce that it has placed Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List. The list is intended to inform the public of entities and products that could risk national security.

'I have spoken to Secretary of Commerce Ross to offer my full support for the administration's decision to include Huawei on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List. This is a necessary step to prevent the use of communications equipment that poses a threat to the United States. As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, I stand ready to work with the administration and stakeholders to protect our national security and win the race to 5G.'