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ZTE isn't safe yet: Trump will reportedly try to stop Senate bid to kill deal

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ZTE isn't safe yet: Trump will reportedly try to stop Senate bid to kill deal

Senate Democrats and Republicans don't often work together. But they're joining forces to undo a deal that saves Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. Senators plan to add a provision that would ban US suppliers from selling to ZTE to the National Defense Authorization Act, according to The Wall Street Journal. The annual defense policy bill is expected to pass the Senate later this week. The amendment would also ban government agencies from trading telecommunications equipment and services with ZTE, as well as Shenzhen-based Huawei, according to The Hill. It would also prevent loans or subsidies to either company. The Senate's move represents a rebuke of President Donald Trump's push to negotiate a