Sen. Hawley Pushes For TikTok Ban Vote This Week

  • Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is planning to push for a vote on a nationwide TikTok ban sometime this week, possibly putting the Missouri Republican at odds with other GOP senators who want to advance their own legislation cracking down on the Chinese-owned app.
  • Hawley said he hopes to force a vote on his bill later this week, noting “this is the moment to act” after an “unbelievable” hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew before Congress last week, according to Punchbowl News. 
  • The Missouri Republican introduced the No TikTok on United States Devices Act in late January, seeking to impose an outright ban on the social media app nationwide due to perceived national security risks.