Industry groups urge lawmakers to cut China-based semiconductor ban for federal contracts from defense policy bill

By Sara Friedman / November 29, 2022 at 10:09 AM
A coalition of industry groups is pushing for Senate Armed Services Committee leadership to drop an amendment from the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would extend the current ban on federal contractors using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE to include three Chinese semiconductor companies. The amendment from Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is in the Senate version of the legislation. It’s unclear when the massive policy bill will be considered on...

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