Category: Senator Richard Blumenthal

Senate Rejects NDAA Amendment Limiting US Ability to Join NATO Wars

The Senate voted on Wednesday against an amendment that states that the United States cannot be drawn into a conflict through NATO’s Article 5 collective defense terms without the U.S. Congress first issuing a declaration of war. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that all NATO member nations, including the United States, are…


TikTok Admits Storing Some US User Data in China: Senators

TikTok has admitted to storing some U.S. user data on China-based servers, which differs from its CEO’s previous testimony to Congress that “American data stored on American soil.” The Chinese video-sharing platform confirmed this in a letter dated June 16 made in response to questions raised by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn)…


Senate Committee Launches Probe Into LIV Golf and PGA Tour Merger

The Senate will investigate the disputed partnership between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the chairman of the Senate Select Subcommittee on Investigations, sent a letter (pdf) to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman on Monday, requesting documents of communications, disputes, and merger details extending back to LIV’s launch in October 2021….


New Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Force Tech Companies to Protect Young Users

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on May 2 announced the introduction of legislation to make social media platforms conform to stricter safety regulations regarding children. The Kids Online Safety Act,¬†a bill¬†announced by the senators during a live event, aims to provide young people and parents with the tools, safeguards, and transparency necessary…


Senators Blackburn and Blumenthal Press Pinterest on Protecting Girls From Online Predators

U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) co-signed a letter sent on March 14 to the CEO of the online photo sharing platform Pinterest, seeking information about what the company is doing to prevent pedophiles using its technology to exploit girls. Blackburn and Blumenthal authored the Kids Online Safety Act of 2022, which…