Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Josh Hawley from Missouri, reintroduced legislation to ban the social media app TikTok from government devices, citing the Chinese-owned platform as a major national security risk.
The No TikTok on Government Devices Act was initially introduced in 2020 and easily passed in the Senate in August, but it was not voted on in the House.
This time, the bill has some new co-sponsors: GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio of Florida, and Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado will also introduce similar legislation in the House.
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