April 17, 2024

Time for Senate to Pass TikTok Bill, Congresswoman Says

A uncommon bipartisan settlement has fashioned in Washington across the social media app TikTok. The app’s dad or mum firm, ByteDance, is headquartered in Beijing and is topic to Chinese regulation that requires corporations to make their customers’ knowledge accessible to the Chinese Communist Party. 

In a 352-65 vote final month that included 197 Republicans and 155 Democrats, the House passed a bill to give TikTok a alternative: Either break from ByteDance or stop to function within the U.S.

President Joe Biden says he’ll signal the invoice if it lands on his desk, in order that simply leaves the Senate

“I’m hopeful that the Senate will act swiftly,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., says. “I believe that it is important that they do address this immediate threat and get this on the president’s desk. This legislation is our best chance to end the Chinese Communist Party’s abuse of these apps that are targeting, surveilling, and manipulating Americans.” 

McMorris Rodgers, who additionally serves as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to clarify the place the TikTok invoice stands and why the app poses a nationwide safety menace. 

The congresswoman additionally explains why Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is in China this week. 

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