Senate votes to block Trump’s ZTE deal | TheHill

Senate votes to block Trump’s ZTE deal | TheHill

The back-and-forth comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this month that it had reached a deal to lift penalties against the company in exchange for ZTE paying a $1 billion fine and embedding a U.S.-selected compliance team in the firm.

But the deal rattled lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including otherwise close allies of Trump’s.

“We’re heartened that both parties made it clear that protecting American jobs and national security must come first when making deals with countries like China, which has a history of having little regard for either.

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