White House seeks delay in Huawei restrictions

White House seeks delay in Huawei restrictions

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Acting budget chief of White House official is seeking to delay putting in place portions of a law that limits the U.S. government’s business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co, sources reported.

Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, made the request in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress.

Vought warned that the law will place burdens on U.S. companies that use Huawei technology, according to the source. The Wall Street Journal, which reported Vought’s letter earlier Sunday, said he warned that the law could dramatically reduce the number of companies that would be able to supply the U.S. government.

Huawei faced a major blow after U.S. president Donald Trump declared national emergency last month over threats to U.S. technology and Huawei was added to a blacklist by the Commerce Department

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