Washington, D.C. — Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) has cosponsored S.85, the No TikTok on United States Devices Act.

The bill would prohibit the Chinese-based TikTok application from being downloaded on all U.S. devices and ban all commercial activity related to ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company.

The bill was originally introduced by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).

Sen. Budd said in a statement:

“TikTok represents a massive threat to the personal privacy of every American, as well as our country’s national security. The Chinese Communist Party must be stopped from cyber-snooping and data mining. In order to protect the American people from this massive threat, the time has come to ban TikTok in the United States.”


The legislation would: