Contact: Kelli Liegel, 202-225-5101

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Fitzgerald joined 20 of his colleagues in urging Senators to place a hold on Governor Gina Raimondo’s confirmation as Commerce Secretary until the Biden Administration clearly states whether they plan to keep Huawei on the Entity List. The Members sent a fact sheet detailing the threat Huawei poses to U.S. national security and issued the following statement:

“The fact that the Biden Administration has still refused to commit to keeping Huawei on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List is incredibly alarming and dangerous. There have been repeated, bipartisan calls to keep Huawei on the Entity List in the past, with Members on both sides of the aisle referring to the company as a national security threat. We urge those Senators who have a history of calling for Huawei to remain on the Entity List to stick to their principles and place a hold on Ms. Raimondo’s confirmation until the Biden Administration clarifies their intentions for Huawei and in general on export control policies for a country that is carrying out genocide and threatening our national security.”

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