Please join me in sending a letter to Comptroller General of the United States, Gene Dodaro, requesting that the Government Accountability Office conduct a review of all Trump trade policies including, but not limited to, tariffs that effect the trade in
foundational telecommunications equipment. At a critical time in the rollout of 5G infrastructure that will enable and empower the next generation of mobile innovation, US smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and a smart power grid, President Trump’s trade
policies with China threaten to eliminate whatever advantage we have in the race to deploy 5G technology nationwide. His tariffs are raising the cost of the microelectronics that are crucial in the fabrication of 5G infrastructure, raising the costs to consumers
as carriers begin to roll out this technology.