House passes bill barring government from buying Huawei gear
The legislation now faces a Senate vote.
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and its affiliates pose a significant threat to America's commercial and security interests because a lot of communications providers rely heavily on their equipment," they added in a statement Monday.
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The draft legislation -- which now faces a vote from the Senate -- prevents the Federal Communications Commission from providing funds to carriers to purchase the equipment, The Hill said. It also requires the government to help smaller carriers rip out any "suspect network equipment," and it will see the government share supply chain security information with carriers.