April 24, 2024

Ricketts Votes to Ban CCP’s Ownership of TikTok, Support Israel & Sanction Iran

April 23, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) voted for bipartisan legislation that bans the Chinese Communist Party’s ownership of TikTok, supports Israel’s fight against Hamas, and sanctions Iran following their direct attack on an American ally.

“As the first Governor in the country to ban TikTok on state devices, I’ve long known of the major national security threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party’s ownership of TikTok. We should not allow the CCP to have access to influence over 150 million Americans. This bill ends the CCP’s ownership and operation of TikTok in the United States while allowing users and creators to keep using the app under a new owner.

“Following Iran’s direct and unprecedented attack on Israel, I also appreciate Congress took swift action to sanction Iran harshly and ensure Israel has what it needs to defend itself.”