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5G and Beyond Caucus Co-Chairs Reintroduce the Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressional 5G and Beyond Caucus co-chairs Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Annie Kuster (D-NH) reintroduced the Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act. The bipartisan legislation will bolster American leadership by bringing key leaders and stakeholders together to create a unified approach in standards-setting for 5G networks and for future generations of wireless communications networks. 

“The United States must continue to be a global leader in the innovation of 5G and beyond,” said Rep Walberg. “Adversaries like China who openly suppress speech and disregard privacy are eager to outpace our efforts. The United States must establish the rules of the road for the development of wireless standards for cost-effectiveness, reliability, and global security. I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow co-chairs – Reps. Dingell, Johnson, and Kuster – as we push forward this important piece of bipartisan legislation.”

“We need to ensure the United States remains a leader on the forefront of innovation and competition, and play a leading role on international wireless standards as we navigate this increasingly competitive market," said Rep. Dingell. "I am proud to work alongside my 5G and Beyond Caucus Co-Chairs so the policy choices of today will have lasting impacts on the global 5G technology development of tomorrow.”

“It is imperative that the U.S. continues to lead on 5G and wireless technology innovation. If we do not, we risk China out-innovating and out-competing us,” said Rep. Johnson. “This is not just an issue of global competitiveness, but also a matter of national security. I am pleased to reintroduce this bipartisan legislation with my co-chairs of the Congressional 5G and Beyond Caucus.”

"Ensuring the United States remains competitive in the development and deployment of 5G technology is critical to the success of our innovation economy and our global standing," said Rep. Kuster. “I am proud to help reintroduce this bipartisan legislation to promote American leadership in setting international wireless standards to ensure that the United States continues to play an important role in the advancement of 5G technology."