Government and Politics
November 27, 2022
Scalise Applauds FCC Implementation of His Legislation Preventing China from Threatening U.S. Telecom Networks
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as directed by the bipartisan Secure Equipment Act of 2021 authored by Whip Scalise and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.).
“I applaud the historic action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to properly implement my bipartisan legislation, the Secure Equipment Act, which safeguards our telecommunications networks from threats by China and others so we can strengthen America’s national security. The FCC’s important action finally starts to confront the significant threat China poses to Americans’ privacy and data security interests. I am pleased to see the FCC take this unprecedented action, and look forward to working with the Commission and other partners to address the continued threat China poses to America,” said Whip Scalise.
The legislation, signed into law on November 11, 2021, prohibits the FCC from reviewing or issuing new equipment licenses to Chinese state-backed firms such as Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua and other companies that pose a national security threat from being further utilized and marketed in the United States.