House hearing with high-profile tech executives rescheduled for Wednesday

House hearing with high-profile tech executives rescheduled for Wednesday

A House hearing with high-profile tech executives is now scheduled for Wednesday after it was delayed for the late Rep. John LewisJohn Lewis5 things to know about Biden's racial equity orders The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' Harris now 'the most influential woman' in American politics MORE’s (D-Ga.) memorial service.

The hearing in front of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, which was originally scheduled for Monday, will feature testimony from the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in the panel’s investigation into competition in digital markets, with many lawmakers suggesting the four tech behemoths wield too much power. 

The noon hearing will be the first time Amazon’s Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosShould deficits matter any more? SpaceX, Amazon spar over plans for satellites: report Marty Baron announces retirement from Washington Post MORE, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergMarkey questions Facebook on 'failed commitment' to stop recommending political groups Hillicon Valley: Biden names acting chairs to lead FCC, FTC | Facebook to extend Trump ban pending review | Judge denies request for Amazon to immediately restore Parler Facebook to extend Trump ban pending review MORE and Google’s Sundar Pichai will all appear at a hearing together, and it will be Bezos’s first time in front of Congress. 


“Since last June, the Subcommittee has been investigating the dominance of a small number of digital platforms and the adequacy of existing antitrust laws and enforcement. Given the central role these corporations play in the lives of the American people, it is critical that their CEOs are forthcoming. As we have said from the start, their testimony is essential for us to complete this investigation,” said Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPelosi names 9 impeachment managers Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Clyburn blasts DeVos and Chao for 'running away' from 25th Amendment fight MORE (D-N.Y.) and David CicillineDavid CicillineHouse formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot K Street navigates virtual inauguration week Washington state rep joins list of Republicans voting to impeach Trump MORE (D-R.I.), the chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and antitrust panel, respectively. 

The hearing is expected to focus largely on antitrust issues but will likely feature questions on hateful content and allegations of anti-conservative bias on tech platforms.

Lewis is scheduled to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday and Tuesday as lawmakers honor the longtime congressman and civil rights titan.