The much-anticipated antitrust hearing featuring the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google scheduled for Monday will be postponed for the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisWhat's at stake if Trump wins in 2024? Single-party authoritarian rule A holistic approach to climate equity Senate Judiciary squares off over John Lewis voting rights bill MORE's (D-Ga.) memorial service, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill.
It is not yet clear when the hearing in front of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust will ultimately take place.
The hearing will mark the first time that Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosShatner pushes back on Prince William over space flight comments Shatner says he was struck by 'fragility of this planet' on trip to space Prince William urges focus on saving planet instead of space travel MORE, Tim Cook, Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergEx-Facebook data scientist to testify before British lawmakers A defense for Facebook and global free speech Senate Democrat calls on Facebook to preserve documents related to whistleblower testimony MORE and Sundar Pichai, the leaders of the four companies, appear before Congress together. It's likely the hearing would have already taken place given the desires of lawmakers to schedule it, but the coronavirus pandemic has also complicated efforts to organize it.
The hearing is aimed at gathering information for the subcommittee's report on competition in digital markets set to be released later this year.
Although the focus is on antitrust, the hearing will likely veer into some questions about hateful content and allegations of anti-conservative bias.
Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday and Tuesday of next week, a rare honor granted to only the most revered American public figures.
Updated at 4:30pm