The House Judiciary Committee has formally postponed an antitrust hearing that was scheduled to invite major technology executives such as Apple CEO Tim Cook,media outlet Apple Insider reported. The hearing was scheduled for Monday, July 27, at 12 noon. The House Judiciary Committee has yet to announce a new date.
The House of Representatives postponed a memorial service for the late Rep. John Lewis in Washington on the same day, CNBC reported.
Cook, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are all scheduled to testify before the House antitrust subcommittee on Monday.
The meeting is intended to put an end to a months-long bipartisan investigation into the big four technology companies. It is trying to determine whether these companies are using their power to stifle competition in the market.
Apple has come under scrutiny for its App Store business, third-party apps ” Sherlocking” and the management of parental control apps.
Following the testimony of technology executives, lawmakers are expected to release a report on the findings, as well as new antitrust recommendations. Although the report was originally scheduled for Release in April, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed this schedule until some time in the fall.