Bera, Matsui vote in support of proposed TikTok ban, restrictions

Representatives in the U.S. Congress voted 365 to 65 this morning in support of proposed restrictions on the popular social media app TikTok, which could be groundbreaking if enacted. As the numbers suggest, there was overwhelming bipartisan support.

Sacramento's Congressional representatives Ami Bera (CA 7) and Doris Matsui (CA 8) voted yes on the legislation. Neither Democratic representative has released statements or posted information on social media about their votes.

There was significant crossover voting on the no side as with the yes votes. Among those rejecting the proposed ban were firebrand conservative representatives like Marjorie Taylor Green and progressive Democrat Barbara Lee.

The House of Representatives vote explicitly calls for the U.S. subsidiary to sever ties with the China-based ByteDance, which owns the platform. If the law were enacted without divestments, the distribution would be illegal on U.S. app stores and blocked from servers.

As the bill moves to the U.S. Senate, aside from senators like Kentucky's Rand Paul, who promised a vigorous opposition, there are several competing Senate bills. Last week, President Biden said he would sign a ban

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