The US Congress Hearing With The Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, And Google Will Take Place On July 29
The House of Representatives' Legal Committee on Antitrust Policy is scheduled to hear testimony from the heads of American companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google as part of the antitrust investigation on July 29, according to the press service of the Committee.
"Given the key role that these corporations play in the lives of the American people, it is imperative that their heads show up. As we have said from the beginning, their testimony is very important for us to complete the investigation," said a joint statement from the Chairman of the Legal Committee, Jerrold Nadler (Democrat of New York) and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on antitrust policy, David Cicilline (Democrat of Rhode Island). It is noted that participation in the hearings will be possible in a virtual format.
Earlier, CNBC reported that the meeting, which was supposed to take place on July 27, was postponed to a later date due to the coincidence of the time with the memorial ceremony for Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17 at the age of 80. Lewis was one of the organizers of the famous March on Washington, which was held in 1963 by Martin Luther king.
On June 13, Axios reported that the heads of the four listed companies were sent requests to testify before The us house of representatives legal Committee. As noted, if the Committee refused to testify, it could send a formal request to corporate executives through the courts.
In July 2019, it became known that the US authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation into Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple to check for possible violations of antitrust laws on their part. According to Reuters, the powers in the proceedings will be divided between the US Federal Trade Commission, which has taken over the supervision of Amazon and Facebook, and the Justice Department, which handles the cases of Apple and Google. At the same time, Democrats in the US house of representatives announced the beginning of their investigation.