Senators introduce bill that could ban foreign technology
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and a bipartisan group of senators held a press conference on Tuesday to introduce a bill, called the RESTRICT Act, that could ban or prohibit foreign-owned products such as TikTok.
MARK WARNER: We lack, at this moment in time, a holistic, interagency, whole of government approach. So instead of playing Whack-A-Mole on Huawei one day, ZTE the next, Kaspersky, TikTok, we need a more comprehensive approach to evaluating and mitigating these threats posed by these foreign technologies from these adversarial nations. With that in mind, I'm proud to stand here with some of our co-sponsors on the Restrict Act, which will give the president and, more specifically the secretary of commerce, new authorities to mitigate the threats posed by technology products from adversarial nations.