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Washington, D.C. - Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) today issued the following joint statement after the Senate passed their Motion to Instruct the NDAA Conference Committee to retain and strengthen an amendment from Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) to the NDAA prohibiting the removal of Huawei from the entity list without the consent of Congress:

"Huawei is the eyes and ears of the Chinese Communist Party overseas and a menace to our economic and national security. Today, the Senate sent a strong message that Huawei should be treated like the Chinese spy company that it is. We urge all conferees to include this important measure in the final version of the NDAA."