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Biography for Jimm Phillips

Jimm Phillips, Associate Editor, covers telecommunications policymaking in Congress for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2012 after stints at the Washington Post and the American Independent News Network. Phillips is a Maryland native who graduated from American University. You can follow him on Twitter: @jimmphillipsdc.

Recent Articles by Jimm Phillips

Testy Reviews of Pai, House Democrats' Record Lead Hearing

House Communications Subcommittee members in both parties delivered Thursday on expectations for a highly partisan FCC oversight hearing (see 2009160076) in which many lawmakers gave what they viewed as their final verdict on the commission’s performance under Chairman Ajit Pai…Subscribe to Read >>

House Democrats, Republicans to Offer Dueling Assessments of Pai FCC

A Thursday House Communications Subcommittee hearing is expected to feature partisan dueling assessments of the FCC's performance under Chairman Ajit Pai, capping off subcommittee Democrats’ often-rancorous relationship with commission Republicans this Congress (see 1901160031). Communications Democrats said the hearing will…Subscribe to Read >>

Preelection Senate Action on FCC Nominee Simington Considered Unlikely

It’s unlikely the Senate will significantly move forward in consideration of FCC nominee Nathan Simington before the November election, if at all this year, lawmakers and lobbyists said in interviews this week. The White House said Tuesday President Donald Trump…Subscribe to Read >>

House Democrats Emphasize COVID-19 Web Needs in Push for Consensus

The bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus began pressing Tuesday for alternate COVID-19 aid legislation that includes broadband funding, amid a renewed push for a compromise. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants the chamber to remain in session until passage. Majority…Subscribe to Read >>

Hill Action on T-Band Mandate Repeal Seen Delayed

Lawmakers will probably not be able to repeal the 2012 Spectrum Act's mandate for public safety to move off the 470-512 MHz T band until Congress’ post-election lame-duck session because of the likely lack of a viable legislative vehicle before…Subscribe to Read >>