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Washington, DC- House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul issued the following statement in response to reports the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is temporarily pausing all exports of critical U.S. technology to Huawei.

“Our committee was shocked when we learned the U.S. Department of Commerce approved $60 billion worth of license applications to Huawei over six months in 2020 and 2021. Reports the Department of Commerce is halting exports to Huawei is a positive step, but I strongly urge the Department to consider a permanent halt of critical technology to Huawei for the sake of U.S. National Security.”