House passes TikTok ban with 360-58 vote

 April 21, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 360-58 to pave the way for a total ban of TikTok in the United States.

The bill, if it passes through the Senate and is signed by President Joe Biden, would demand that Chinese company ByteDance divest from TikTok or be banned within a year.

Interestingly, the TikTok ban was inserted into a foreign aid package totaling $95 billion for U.S. allies including Ukraine and Israel. This massive, nearly $100 billion package includes nothing to address the southern border.

The money will be divided, with $26 billion going to Israel, $60.8 billion to Ukraine, and $8 billion to the Indo-Pacific.

Americans are rightly outraged that unfathomable amounts of money are being sent abroad while the nation grapples with severe problems here at home.

It's no surprise that the TikTok ban hasn't attracted much attention because it was snuck into this massive aid package. But this package tells the average American everything they need to know about current congressional priorities.