U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after the FCC formally designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats.

“Make no mistake: Huawei is an arm of China's Communist Party, not a private company. The CCP has gained footholds in countries around the world with Huawei and ZTE under the premise that they are independent companies. Now the world is learning that is not true. The United States will not put US dollars in the communists’ pockets and today’s decision shows that. This is good for our national security and for our shared fight against China becoming the world's leading superpower."