U.S. House panel confirms delay of Monday’s Big Tech CEO hearing

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon Apple Facebook and Google
FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photos/File Photo

July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional hearing scheduled for next week to question the chief executives of Facebook Inc <FB.O,> Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O, Google parent Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc AAPL.O has been officially delayed, the Judiciary Committee said on Friday.

The hearing before the antitrust panel of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee had been set for Monday but was postponed because the late Representative John Lewis, a Civil Rights icon, will be lying in state.

No new date for the hearing has been set, but officials are discussing rescheduling the hearing for late next week or the following week.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz, Nandita Bose and David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)