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Politico reports that Monday's scheduled Congressional hearing that would have brought Amazon founder-CEO Jeff Bezos (virtually) in front of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for a discussion of antitrust issues, is likely to be postponed.

The reason:  Civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, who passed away a week ago, is scheduled to lie in state in the Capitol next week, with a private ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.

A date for the rescheduled hearing has not been set.

Also scheduled to appear virtually before the committee are Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.