A House panel has approved a bill giving Biden the authority to ban TikTok for security reason.
Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Wednesday to give the administration additional authority to block the Chinese-owned app and other apps that are thought to pose security risks.
The Republican committee, started referring to TikTok this week as a spy balloon in your phone, making reference to the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down off last month at the coast of South Carolina.
The United States and Canada are all planning to prohibit the use of TikTok on government-issued mobile devices, citing growing privacy and cybersecurity concerns about TikTok's parent business, Bytedance.
TikTok denies allegations that it collects more user data than other social media companies and maintains that it operates independently.
Due to data security concerns, the Biden administration allowed all employees of government agencies 30 days to delete TikTok from all federally owned devices and systems.
The United States Congress effectively banned the app on all devices used by the federal government in December, leading to the White House order.
TikTok has been banned on staff devices by the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the EU Council, The ban, declared by the European Parliament on Tuesday, goes into force on March 20.