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Trump's ZTE 'Bailout' Continues To Draw Bipartisan Fire

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's decision to give Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. a reprieve following illicit sales to Iran and North Korea continued to receive bipartisan blowback Thursday as a congressional panel voted to keep ZTE cut off from the U.S. supply chain.

The House Appropriations Committee passed a $62.5 billion funding bill for the commerce, justice and science swath of federal agencies, complete with a rider from Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., to keep the heat on ZTE that passed with bipartisan support.

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