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ZTE In The Clear: Threatening Measure Removed From Defense Bill

Posted On: Jul 20, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

ZTE is seemingly in the clear in regards to the possibility of the Commerce Department's crippling denial order being reinstated by Capitol Hill shortly after being revoked as stateside lawmakers removed a threatening measure from this year's iteration of the United States defense bill, Reuters reports, citing a person close to the Congress. The Senate previously approved the amendment with a supermajority vote, aiming to inhibit President Trump's ability to oppose the reversal on the matter should the Congress move forward with the idea of enacting additional punishment for the Chinese firm for violating trade sanctions placed on Iran and North Korea, then violating the settlement meant to conclude the first instance of transgressions.
The amendment authored by Democrat Chris Van Hollen received strong bipartisan support in the Senate, having been attached to the National Defense Authorization Act by the parliament's upper house. The move was interpreted as a major statement of intent on the lawmakers' part...

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