Google CEO to testify before House panel next week

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testimony before the House Judiciary Committee has been rescheduled for Dec. 11 as lawmakers pay tribute this week to the late President George H.W. Bush.

Pichai’s highly anticipated testimony was initially scheduled for Wednesday. House Republicans have assailed Google and other tech giants with accusations of anti-conservative bias.

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The tech CEO is still set to attend a roundtable at the White House with other industry leaders on Thursday. That meeting is expected to focus on making the U.S. a global leader in innovation, a person familiar with the meeting told The Hill last week.

When he testifies next week on Capitol Hill, Pichai will likely be grilled by Republicans and Democrats alike about his company’s market dominance, data collection practices and efforts to build a search engine that complies with China’s censorship regime.