Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. Government Communications Act. The aim of the bill is to ban US government agencies from using phones and equipment of Huawei and ZTE phones. Conaway’s Bill Bans the US Government from Using Huawei & ZTE Phones.
US lawmakers were worried about the security risks from these companies. Therefore recently the deal between AT&T and Huawei died.
Conaway’s Bill Bans the US Government from Using Huawei & ZTE Phones
Conaway’s bill introduced to Congress, proposed a ban preventing branches of the U.S. government from working with service providers that use any equipment from Huawei or ZTE for security reasons. A new bill also prohibits the US government from purchasing equipment from Huawei and ZTE.
Texas Representative Mike Conaway said in statement:
That technology coming from the country poses a threat to national security, and that use of this equipment “would be inviting Chinese surveillance into all aspects of our lives,” and cites US Intelligence and counterintelligence officials who say that Huawei has shared information with state leaders, and that the its business in the US is growing, representing a further security risk.
Conaway’s bill is another major hurdle for Huawei’s market in U.S. Lawmakers in U.S have long worried about the company, and this new bill have opened a new chapter.