Washington, D.C. - Today, the bipartisan Foreign Adversary Communications Transparency (FACT) Act received a legislative hearing in the House Energy and Commerce’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. This legislation, introduced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Select Committee on the CCP Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), would counter the influence of China and other foreign adversaries on the United States’ telecommunications infrastructure.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced a companion in the Senate.

“Allowing companies owned by Communist China and other foreign adversaries access to our critical infrastructure leaves our country vulnerable to attack,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “Congress must use every tool at our disposal to stop Communist China and other foreign adversaries’ subversion of our sovereignty and the FACT Act does that by bringing transparency to the influence that our adversaries have over our critical infrastructure.”

Specifically, the Foreign Adversary Communications Transparency (FACT) Act would provide critical telecommunications transparency by requiring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to publish a list of companies who hold FCC authorizations, licenses, or other grants of authority any ownership by foreign adversarial governments, including China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba.