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Schumer Says Senators Will Look At New TikTok Legislation

 |  May 3, 2023

Senators will be considering legislation to enhance the Biden administration’s capacity to regulate TikTok, a popular video-sharing app, while drafting comprehensive legislation to tackle Chinese threats, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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In March, Senators Mark Warner and John Thune joined by 24 other senators proposed the Restrict Act to grant the Commerce Department new authority to review or block a range of transactions involving foreign-owned apps like TikTok that pose national security risks. 

“This is one of the things we will look at for sure,” Schumer said Wednesday at a press conference citing Warner’s bill.