On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee unanimously voted to ban TikTok on government devices.
Newsy reporter Alex Miller tweeted that the bill, which was introduced by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), was unanimously passed.
#TikTok News: The GOP-led Senate Homeland Security Committee just passed a ban on TikTok on government devices. pic.twitter.com/oRjKAOiEEM
— Alex Miller (@AlexMillerNews) July 22, 2020
The bill would bar federal employees from downloading the short-form video social media app onto government-issued devices.
The House voted on Monday to ban federal employees from downloading the app, Forbes reported.
The bill will now move to the Senate, Miller said.
The China-based ByteDance owns TikTok.