To prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 15, 2020
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 15, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
33 Cosponsors (32 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
Passed Senate (House next) — Aug 6, 2020
What legislators are saying
“Tipton Calls for Banning TikTok on Government Devices to Prevent Spying by China”
— Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2020
“Spano Pushes Forward with Banning ‘TikTok on Government Devices’ on House Side”
— Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 7, 2020
May 15, 2020
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Aug 6, 2020
Companion Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3455 (116th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 6896 (116th).
Apr 15, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2566.
H.R. 6896 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6896. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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