Kelner went on to say: “This includes making Jeff Bezos available to testify at a hearing with the other CEOs this summer.”
The offer of Bezos’s testimony follows pressure by members of the House antitrust subcommittee who have demanded the CEO appear before the panel.
Unlike the CEOs of Facebook and Google, Bezos did not testify before Congress during the wave of tech scrutiny following the 2016 election and later privacy scandals.
Kelner cited a number of outstanding factors such as timing, hearing format and the company’s ongoing production of documents to the committee, before adding that other Amazon executives, not Bezos, are directly in charge of the business units under investigation. Amazon has provided 17 tranches of documents to the committee so far, the letter said, totaling as many as 225,000 pages of records.