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5G group beefs up lobby team

5G group beefs up lobby team
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5G Action Now, the group headed up by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersOvernight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K troops for inauguration | Alabama chosen for Space Command home Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Mich.), is growing its lobbying team to promote policies to make the U.S. the worldwide leader in 5G.

Scott Reed of Chesapeake Enterprises, who is also a senior strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Canfield of GuidePostStrategy and a former special assistant to President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE, and Robert Wasinger of McGuirewoods Consulting LLC, are registering to lobby for the group.

The lobbying shop Miller Strategies also has Trump fundraiser Jeff MillerJefferson (Jeff) Bingham MillerThe Hill's Top Lobbyists 2020 Trump leaves mixed legacy on veterans affairs The Hill's Morning Report - Biden wins Arizona, confers with Dem leaders; Trump tweets MORE and Ashley Gunn, former special assistant to Trump, registered for it.

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The group supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) goal of a C-band spectrum auction in 2020 and efforts by lawmakers to ensure U.S. leadership on 5G over China. 

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a bill in December that would direct the FCC to hold a C-band auction by the end of 2020. 

Rogers left Congress in 2015 and launched the group this month.

“The Chinese understand how important 5G is to America’s economy, national security, and global leadership,” Rogers in a statement.

“That’s why Beijing poured massive subsidies into Huawei, worked to undercut international competition, and waged a campaign of unprecedented economic espionage to dominate 5G," he added. "It is crucial that we don’t allow China to outspend and outplay us on the 5G field.”