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U.S. Senators send demand letter to Janet Yellen regarding TikTok

U.S. Senators send demand letter to Janet Yellen regarding TikTok

A group of Republican Senators has delivered a very demanding letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen seeking answers regarding the Biden administration’s “delayed response” to the national security and privacy risks posed by TikTok. Details, the letter, context, and more are inside.

Have inquiries from Congressmen on CFIUS gotten more demanding?

Have inquiries from Congressmen on CFIUS gotten more demanding?

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has received another CFIUS-related inquiry from a U.S. Congressman. But the latest letter seems a little more demanding than usual, asking whether a declaration was filed regarding a specific transaction, and seeking related information. Details inside.

U.S. Senators send another CFIUS letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen

U.S. Senators send another CFIUS letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen

A group of U.S. Senators has sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging her to have CFIUS conduct a review of a particular transaction. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Details, precedent, the letter, and insights on how it will be received by Sec. Yellen are inside.

Congressional leaders ask Pres. Biden to push UK on Chinese deal

Congressional leaders ask Pres. Biden to push UK on Chinese deal

Congressional leaders want the UK government to prevent the sale of a British semiconductor facility to a Chinese-controlled company. In a letter to Pres. Biden, the group urges action, threatening to revoke the UK’s “excepted foreign state” status with CFIUS. Details and letter inside.

Federal Maritime Commissioners want CFIUS to review port deal

Federal Maritime Commissioners want CFIUS to review port deal

In a recent letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, two Federal Maritime Commissioners have requested that CFIUS review the national security implications of a bid for Ports America by a Canadian pension fund. Details, the letter, contacts, and context are inside.

Did Congressman misconstrue the mandate of CFIUS in recent letter?

Did Congressman misconstrue the mandate of CFIUS in recent letter?

A Congressman from Texas is urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm (pictured) to have CFIUS review the sale of a U.S. refinery to a foreign company. But there are issues. Details, the letter, and some humorous expert insights are inside.

Federal Maritime Commissioners want CFIUS to review port deal

Treasury Sec. Yellen gets CFIUS mail from Congressional leaders

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen received two letters from Congressional leaders regarding CFIUS. One related to the Chinese “potentially taking action to evade CFIUS reviews”; the other requested the review of a deal approved by CFIUS in 2016. Details and letters inside.

Texas Rep. challenges CFIUS ruling on China-owned wind farm

Texas Rep. challenges CFIUS ruling on China-owned wind farm

Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) has publicly challenged a decision by CFIUS to approve the sale of a wind farm to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Details, the letter, our related coverage, and contacts are inside.

Sen. Rubio asks CFIUS to review another acquisition

Sen. Rubio asks CFIUS to review another acquisition

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has asked CFIUS to look into the Chinese acquisition of health and nutrition retailer GNC. This is not the first time Sen. Rubio has sent such a request. Details, context, and the actual letter are inside.

Sen. Rubio asks CFIUS to review another acquisition

Sen. Marco Rubio asks CFIUS to look at AT&T deal

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently sent a letter requesting that CFIUS review the national security implications of an upcoming sale of AT&T assets to a Czech-owned conglomerate. Details and the letter are inside…

Should CFIUS domain extend to security of food supply?

Last week, two U.S. Senators asked the Treasury Secretary to begin a CFIUS review of the U.S. transactions of Brazilian meat-processing company JBS S.A., which has been accused of bribing politicians. Is this beyond CFIUS’ scope?