The TikTok ban is headed to a vote in the House. Here's what to know.

A table with red and white floral decorations and a model of the TikTok logo.
TikTok's 2024 Oscars viewing party at Bar Lis in Los Angeles on Sunday.Gonzalo Marroquin/Getty Images for TikTok
  • A bipartisan group of representatives introduced a bill on March 5 to effectively ban TikTok.

  • The House is set to vote on the legislation on Wednesday, where it's expected to pass.

  • The bill has faced criticism from advocacy groups, TikTok fans, and former President Donald Trump.

The House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan-supported bill that could decide the future of TikTok.

The bill, the Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, was introduced on March 5 by Rep. Mike Gallagher and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi with support from 52 cosponsors.


The legislation would give any company run by a "foreign adversary" 180 days to divest or sell to a US group. While the bill specifically targets TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, those aren't the only companies likely to be affected.

As a means of enforcement, the bill would allow the attorney general to "bring an action in an appropriate district court of the United States for appropriate relief" and shut it down.

Though the legislation has received an inordinate amount of bipartisan support in Congress this session, not everyone's convinced. Since the bill was announced, many TikTokers have fervently spoken out in opposition, with some alleging its passage would cause their business to "shrivel and die."

Members of Congress, so far, have appeared unimpressed by the vast number of TikTok supporters inundating their offices with calls after the app urged its users to do just that.