The TikTok bill proves Congress can get serious about national security

It is undeniably good news that the House of Representatives passed an anti-TikTok bill last week by an immense majority. The legislation would force a divestment of the video app from its Chinese owners. It is an important step toward rooting out Chinese Communist Party spyware and cultural influence from American life.

In a moment of intense division, the overwhelming bipartisan support this bill received should inspire optimism. As retiring Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) said, “This is a common-sense measure to protect our national security.” Despite a year of chaos between and within the parties, this bill proves members can come together to address national security threats when they loom large enough.

The House’s unity on this bill, however, stands in stark contrast to inaction on other pressing national security issues. Extreme
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