Monday’s House hearing with top tech CEOs may be delayed

Four of the country’s most prominent tech CEOs are slated to testify before a House panel on Monday, but that highly anticipated hearing may be delayed due to plans for the late Representative John Lewis to remain in state on the US Capitol. U.S.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, a Republican from Kentucky, announced Thursday night that Lewis’s body will remain in the state on Capitol Hill for be seen on Monday and Tuesday. Lewis, a civil rights era icon and 17-term Georgia congressman, died on July 17.

An arrival ceremony for Lewis’s body will take place at 1:30 pm EST.

That could conflict with the hearing, scheduled to begin at noon, at which Apple Inc.’s AAPL,
Tim Cook, AMZN of Inc.,
Jeff Bezos, Facebook Inc. FB,
Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL,
Sundar Pichai will appear by videoconference before the Antimonopoly Subcommittee of the Judiciary of the House of Representatives. Lawmakers are expected to criticize them about their business practices and the enormous influence their companies have on the United States economy and on everyday life.

A source familiar with the matter said the hearing would most likely need to be rescheduled.

Axios reported Thursday night that lawmakers are tentatively trying to reschedule the hearing for the week of August 3.