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senate Bill S. 335

Should Sanctions Against ZTE Be Reinstated if it Violates its Settlement With the Federal Gov’t?

Argument in favor

ZTE has repeatedly acted in bad faith, and it’s important to ensure that there are consequences for the company if it does so again. By maintaining the threat of crippling sanctions, this bill would help ensure ZTE complies with the agreement it reached with the Commerce Dept.

jimK's Opinion
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05/10/2019
Why is this even a question? If foreign entities disregard agreements which they have negotiated with the United States, they need to be held accountable. These agreements cannot be allowed to simply be dismissed without re-negotiation and good cause. Otherwise, there is no point in negotiating agreements with foreign entities. Likewise, the United States must honor agreements made with others, like our allies and trade partners.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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05/10/2019
Why did we lift the sanctions is the first place?!?! We KNOW they are bad actors!
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Jugbo's Opinion
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05/10/2019
They aren't an honest player. Let's keep an eye on them.
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Argument opposed

The Commerce Dept. is already responsible for ensuring ZTE’s compliance with the terms of its settlement. If ZTE violates the terms of its agreement, the Commerce Dept., led by the Commerce Secretary, can and will recommend the appropriate consequences at that time.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/10/2019
A Marco Rubio bill. That automatically negates it for me but more importantly it is unnecessary. The Commerce Department reigns over this matter and compliance monitoring/punishment. If the Commerce department can’t do its job replace them for the the incompetents that they are, not because the GOP wants a bigger hand in it.
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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05/11/2019
Another waste of time & money. There are already ways this is being taken card of. Republicans are making mountains out of tiny molehills. Good Grief. The Commerce Dept. is already responsible for ensuring ZTE’s compliance. If ZTE violates the terms of its agreement the Commerce Dept. will recommend the appropriate consequences at that time.
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Charles 's Opinion
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05/10/2019
I don't see why we need an additional law if the Commerce Department is already habdling this.
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    Why is this even a question? If foreign entities disregard agreements which they have negotiated with the United States, they need to be held accountable. These agreements cannot be allowed to simply be dismissed without re-negotiation and good cause. Otherwise, there is no point in negotiating agreements with foreign entities. Likewise, the United States must honor agreements made with others, like our allies and trade partners.
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    A Marco Rubio bill. That automatically negates it for me but more importantly it is unnecessary. The Commerce Department reigns over this matter and compliance monitoring/punishment. If the Commerce department can’t do its job replace them for the the incompetents that they are, not because the GOP wants a bigger hand in it.
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    Why did we lift the sanctions is the first place?!?! We KNOW they are bad actors!
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    They aren't an honest player. Let's keep an eye on them.
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    I’m in full support of putting sanctions back on ZTE for violating the agreement with the United States. Free and Fair Trade. #MAGA
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    👍🏻👍🏻 the ZTE Enforcement Review and Oversight (ZERO) Act 👍🏻👎🏻 This bill, the ZTE Enforcement Review and Oversight (ZERO) Act, would ensure that Chinese telecom company ZTE complies with all the conditions of its deal with the Trump administration to lift a previously imposed seven-year ban on exports of U.S. components to it. If the Commerce Secretary can’t regularly certify ZTE’s full compliance with its deal and relevant U.S. export controls and sanctions laws to Congress, last year’s original “crippling punishments” would be reinstated against the company, and ZTE would be required to immediately repay the $400 million currently held in escrow with the Dept. of Commerce as part of its settlement agreement. ZTE has repeatedly acted in bad faith, and it’s important to ensure that there are consequences for the company if it does so again. By maintaining the threat of crippling sanctions, this bill would help ensure ZTE complies with the agreement it reached with the Commerce Dept. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻ZTE👎🏻👎🏻. 5*10*19.....
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    Yes, show China we are not pussy footing around. We mean business. We do not want to have China playing their cheesy ways with us.
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    Another waste of time & money. There are already ways this is being taken card of. Republicans are making mountains out of tiny molehills. Good Grief. The Commerce Dept. is already responsible for ensuring ZTE’s compliance. If ZTE violates the terms of its agreement the Commerce Dept. will recommend the appropriate consequences at that time.
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    I don't see why we need an additional law if the Commerce Department is already habdling this.
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    Not necessary. This is already being handled with existing tend in place.
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    They lied ! So Yes
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    Why wait until ZTE violates the agreement? They have a history of being a bad actor. Sanctions never should have been lifted in the first place. Given that it was done at Trump’s direction there is likely a profit link to his or his daughter’s businesses.
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    Maybe we need to charge more.
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    This bill is a thinly veiled attempt at voter suppression and is a solution in search of a problem, because it’s rare for a non-citizen to successfully vote in a federal election. States should have their own voter registration rules.
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    Stop the Repugnacants! Every time! Every issue! Start impeachment hearings!
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    This just proves that there's no such thing as "free market capitalism" - not sure that anything worthy of sanctions was ever proved, but this proposal sounds rediculous. ZTE isn't going to be hurt long-term by these sanctions, we will. Imagine what happens when we force one of the biggest tech manufactures to look elsewhere for components. They scramble fir a few months, then find and support business from other countries. Destroying a good part of the market fir thew few things the US *does* produce is self-defeating and stupid.
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    It's called legal repurcussions and YES we should keep pressure on Chinese business bullshit.
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    I’m all for making countries comply with deals they made with us but how can we expect them to comply when we have trump who is one of the most corrupt presidents who can even follow and comply with our Constitution?
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    ZTE should be sanctioned.
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    If you break the law, punishment
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