Tech CEO hearing delayed for John Lewis services
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 Lewis’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 Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg 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
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