Jean-Pierre answered questions on the agenda at the daily press conference.
Asked about the Chinese social media platform TikTok, Jean-Pierre said that countries like China are concerned about digital technology applications that collect data from Americans. In this context, Jean-Pierre stated that TikTok could pose a potential threat to the US national security and noted that they called on the Congress to take action in this regard.
Stating that White House staff do not use TikTok, Jean-Pierre said, “We were very clear that TikTok was a problem.” used the phrase. Emphasizing that President Joe Biden also expressed his concerns about this issue, Jean-Pierre stated that there are millions of Americans using the TikTok application.
Jean-Pierre declined to comment on whether TikTok will be banned across the United States, citing the ongoing review by the Treasury Department’s Foreign Investments Committee (CFIUS).
Intelligence report on “Havana syndrome”
When asked by the US intelligence units about the conclusion that a connection could not be established between the mysterious cases of the disease known as “Havana Syndrome” and foreign enemies, Jean-Pierre answered that the priority of the Biden administration is the health of the working personnel.
Asked whether people suffering from the syndrome will continue to receive extra financial support, Jean-Pierre replied, “Yes, absolutely.” he replied. The spokesperson underlined that people really show these symptoms and that they will continue to receive the necessary treatment in this regard.
Jean-Pierre pointed out that Biden’s student loan amnesty, which involved more than 40 million people last year, was a good plan and would provide relief of up to $20,000 to middle-class families.
Regarding what they will do if the Supreme Court finds the amnesty unconstitutional, Jean-Pierre said that they trust the student amnesty plan they have presented and that they will continue to fight on this issue.
Draft law on railway safety
Jean-Pierre also noted that after the train accident in Ohio, the Democratic and Republican deputies in the Senate today were pleased with the bill containing additional rules and measures for railroad safety, and they supported this step.
Stating that the draft law includes articles such as increasing the maximum penalties for safety violations and strengthening the rules on trains carrying dangerous goods, Jean-Pierre said, “This is a good step and we welcome it.” he said. In this context, the spokesperson stated that they encourage the members of the two parties in the Congress to work together.