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Tim Cook scheduled to meet with Republican lawmakers

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is headed to Washington D.C. to meet with GOP lawmakers who will likely chair committees overseeing the tech industry.

Cook has scheduled meetings with Republican reps like Ohio's Jim Jordan, California's Darrel Issa, and Washington's Cathy McMorris Rogers.

The meetings were likely scheduled weeks, if not months, ago. But since the scheduling, Apple has come under fire from top conservatives, many of which have sided with Twitter CEO Elon Musk in his recent spat with Apple.

As Bloomberg points out, Jordan has publicly voiced his support for Elon Musk.

Jordan is also poised to chair the House Judiciary Committee when the GOP takes control of the House in 2023. McMorris Rodgers will likely chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The two will be instrumental in forming the GOP's tech policy agenda in 2023.

It's not clear what is specifically on the agenda. Cook makes several trips to Washington DC annually, even when he is not summoned to testify about big tech.