Sending Office: Honorable William R. Timmons IV
I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 5698, the
Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020. H.R. 5698 seeks to counter China’s efforts to expand its 5G influence in countries receiving assistance from the international financial institutions.
U.S. national security and economic growth will depend on 5G technologies in the near future. But these technologies also pose serious risks to U.S. national and economic security
if they are not deployed properly. With an aggressive China attempting to construct not only their own 5G network but also other countries’ networks, such as the United Kingdom, it is imperative that the United States have sound policy when it comes to financing
and protecting wireless technologies around the world.
Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 would establish a U.S. policy at the international financial institutions (IFIs) in support of financing for wireless technologies – including 5G networks – only if the technologies include appropriate security measures.
This legislation would also require U.S. support for related infrastructure and policy reforms in countries benefiting from the IFIs, and it would encourage cooperation with U.S. allies to strengthen support for secure wireless technologies.
The IFIs include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and regional development banks such as the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development
Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
If you have any questions or if your boss would like to cosponsor the bill, please reach out to Hilary Ranieri at
Hilary.Ranieri@mail.house.gov or 202-225-6030.
William R. Timmons, IV
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
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