Tucked in the massive government funding package signed Saturday by President Biden is a provision banning the flying of LGBTQ Pride flags over U.S. embassies. But even on the same day Mr. Biden signed the package, the White House vowed to work toward repealing the provision. The prohibition was one of many side issues included […]

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images Dr. Sesha Joi Moon, director of the House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion, poses outside the US Capitol in Washington on September 13, 2022. The US House Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be dissolved as part of the government spending bill that passed Friday, the office’s director said […]

“But, yes, obviously, there is a problem with a Chinese app spying on Americans and feeding us propaganda. You want American apps doing that.” — MICHAEL KOSTA “Well, if you guys are worried about the Chinese gathering data on Americans, wait till you find out who makes the phones.” — SETH MEYERS “Only 50 Democrats […]

Maria Cantwell during a hearing in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2023. Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, the chair of a key Senate committee, is pursuing a different – and more complex – TikTok plan than the bill that passed the GOP-led House, the latest indication that cracking down on the popular app […]

The House on Wednesday passed a bill with broad bipartisan support that would force TikTok’s Chinese owner to either sell the hugely popular video app or have it banned in the United States. The move escalates a showdown between Beijing and Washington over the control of a wide range of technologies that could affect national […]

11:34 a.m. ET, March 13, 2024 Republican opponents to TikTok bill say Trump didn’t influence their vote From CNN’s Clare Foran, Manu Raju and Sam Fossum GOP Reps. Nancy Mace and Marjorie Taylor Greene both told CNN that their decision to vote against the TikTok bill was not because former President Donald Trump signaled his […]

Fate of the measure in Senate uncertain; China’s government has said it opposes a forced sale of ByteDance assets The House of Representatives by a wide margin passed a bill that would make it illegal to distribute or host TikTok in the U.S. — effectively blocking it from some 170 million American users — unless […]

WASHINGTON — The House is poised to pass legislation Wednesday that could ban TikTok in the U.S. as Republicans and Democrats alike sound the alarm that the popular video-sharing app is a national security threat. TikTok, owned by China-based parent company ByteDance, is mounting an aggressive lobbying campaign to . . .

Washington — Legislation that could ban TikTok in the U.S. if Beijing-based ByteDance doesn’t sell its stake in the social media platform is moving quickly in the House, with lawmakers expected to hold a vote Wednesday morning.   House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, was confident the bill would pass.  TikTok has repeatedly […]

By Ariama C. Long, Report for America Corps Member | New York Amsterdam News U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, along with U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton from Arizona, recently took a two-day trip to the southern border to learn about the current asylum seeker backlog from the frontlines. Meeks favors the bipartisan Senate compromise bill on […]

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