Senate panel advances bill to ban TikTok on all federal government devices

A Republican-led bill that would ban popular social media app TikTok from all government devices unanimously passed a key vote in the Senate on Wednesday.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri introduced the No TikTok on Government Devices Act last month in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which passed the bill with support from both parties.

Hawley called the social media giant "an immediate security threat."