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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

Trump Formalizes 'Team Telecom' Foreign Investment Review Process

President Donald Trump’s “Team Telecom” executive order formalizes the executive branch’s process for reviewing foreign takeovers of U.S. communications assets, but some observers questioned the extent to which it will alter the status quo. DOJ, DOD and the Department…Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Reconfirmation Likely, Despite Timeline Uncertainties

The COVID-19 epidemic is clouding the timeline for the Senate to act on Commissioner Mike O’Rielly’s renomination to a second full FCC term. He nonetheless stands a good chance of confirmation, communications sector officials and lobbyists told us last…Subscribe to Read >>

O'Rielly Wants 911 Fee Diverters Barred From Related COVID-19 Funding

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly urged leaders from the House and Senate Commerce committees Thursday to ensure states that use 911 fees for other purposes are barred from receiving funding for next-generation 911 projects that might be included in the…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Interest Prompts Democrats to Ready Infrastructure Funding in COVID-19 Bill

House Democratic leaders said Wednesday they plan to move forward on infrastructure funding legislation as part of the next package addressing COVID-19 when the chamber reconvenes, citing President Donald Trump’s recent interest. Trump said Tuesday he wants the next…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Wants $2T in Infrastructure Spending, Talks With ISPs

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s interested in pursuing $2 trillion in infrastructure spending as part of the next bill addressing COVID-19. Congressional Democrats have been pushing for future COVID-19 legislation to tackle infrastructure issues since Congress passed the…Subscribe to Read >>