Rep. Carlos Gimenez Issues Statement on Passage of Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-28), a Member of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), issued the following statement after the passage of the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Application Act, which would force TikTok to divest from its CCP-controlled parent company ByteDance to continue operating in the United States:

“Proud to vote for a bipartisan bill that prevents our adversaries from using applications to spy on and steal the data of American citizens,” said Rep. Gimenez. “TikTok provides the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with unfettered access to the data of millions of Americans. As long as TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is forced to comply with the CCP, it poses a serious threat to our nation’s national and cybersecurity. Either TikTok cuts ties with the CCP, or it will no longer be available in the United States.”

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Congressman Carlos Giménez represents Miami-Dade County and the beautiful Florida Keys. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having fled his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island. He is the first career firefighter paramedic elected to the House of Representatives and served as the former Fire Chief of the City of Miami and Mayor of Miami-Dade County. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Select Committee on China.

Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2024/3/rep-carlos-gimenez-issues-statement-on-passage-of-protecting

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