A group of lawmakers is once again trying to keepoff federal devices.
The group, led by Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri republican, reintroduced the legislation, called No TikTok on Government Devices Act, Thursday.
“TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party that has no place on government devices—or any American devices, for that matter,” Hawley said in a statement.
TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hawley originally introduced the act in March 2020. It passed the Senate but did not progress any further.
The legislation is cosponsored by Sen. Rick Scott, a Florida republican; Sen. Marco Rubio, also Florida republican; and Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas republican. TikTok has been theon the part of US officials over concerns that the Chinese-owned app could give the Chinese government access to US user data.