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Introduced in Senate (03/04/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3386


To require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to consider whether a foreign person that is a party to a transaction undergoing review by the Committee is connected to a foreign country that has installed information and communications technology designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of, a foreign adversary, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 4, 2020

Mr. Cotton (for himself, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Hawley, and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


A BILL

To require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to consider whether a foreign person that is a party to a transaction undergoing review by the Committee is connected to a foreign country that has installed information and communications technology designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of, a foreign adversary, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting America From Foreign Investors Compromised by the Chinese Communist Party Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) foreign investment provides substantial economic benefits to the United States, including the promotion of economic growth, productivity, competitiveness, and job creation, thereby enhancing national security;

(2) maintaining the commitment of the United States to an open investment policy encourages other countries to reciprocate and helps open new foreign markets for United States businesses;

(3) it should continue to be the policy of the United States to enthusiastically welcome and support foreign investment, consistent with the protection of national security;

(4) at the same time, the national security landscape has shifted in recent years, and so has the nature of the investments that pose the greatest potential risk to national security; and

(5) those shifts warranted the modernization of the authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (subtitle A of title XVII of Public Law 115–232; 132 Stat. 2173).

SEC. 3. Modification of requirement for regulations defining “foreign person” for purposes of covered transactions.

(a) In general.—Section 721(a)(4)(E) of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4565(a)(4)(E)) is amended by striking the third sentence and inserting the following: “Such criteria shall take into consideration—

“(i) how a foreign person is connected to a foreign country or foreign government;

“(ii) whether that foreign country or foreign government has installed, or allowed others to install, within its territory information and communications technology (including fifth-generation, or future-generation, mobile telecommunications infrastructure) that is designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of, a foreign adversary (as defined in Executive Order 13873 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note; relating to securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain));

“(iii) whether the connection described in clause (i) may affect the national security of the United States; and

“(iv) how the installation described in clause (ii) may affect the national security of the United States.”.

(b) Regulations.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States shall prescribe regulations to carry out the amendment made by subsection (a).

SEC. 4. Report on alternatives to future-generation mobile telecommunications infrastructure supported by the Government of the People's Republic of China.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing whether and how the United States Government is coordinating with close trade and investment partners of the United States to develop alternatives to fifth-generation, or future-generation, mobile telecommunications infrastructure supported by the Government of the People's Republic of China.

(b) Appropriate congressional committees defined.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—

(1) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and

(2) the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.


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