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S. 2474: American Telecommunications Security Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2474

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 26, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds made available under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to purchase communications equipment or services that pose a national security risk.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Telecommunications Security Act.

2.

Prohibition on use of funds to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risk

(a)

In general

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117–2; 135 Stat. 4) is amended by adding at the end the following:

XII

National security restrictions on use of funds

12001.

Prohibition on use of funds to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risk

None of the funds made available under this Act or an amendment made by this Act may be used to purchase any covered communications equipment or service, as defined in section 9 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (47 U.S.C. 1608).

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendment

The table of contents in section 2 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is amended by adding at the end the following:

Title XII—National security restrictions on use of funds

Sec. 12001. Prohibition on use of funds to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risk.

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