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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

Senators Eye Broadband Money Cuts, Hikes in COVID-19 Bill

Senators began sparring Wednesday over the American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 budget reconciliation package (HR-1319), including whether to increase or retain proposed broadband funding. Formal debate on HR-1319 was expected to have begun after a vote to proceed on the…Subscribe to Read >>

New Senate Telecom Leaders Set Sights on Broadband Funding

Newly named Democratic chairmen of the Senate Communications Subcommittee and Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the FCC budget, set their sights on influencing the broadband-focused legislation expected to be an early priority for President Joe Biden’s administration…Subscribe to Read >>

Eshoo, McNerney Defend Inquiry on MVPDs Carrying Disinformation

A Wednesday House Communications Subcommittee hearing on broadcasting and cable companies’ role in spreading disinformation focused on letters two subpanel members earlier sent to 12 major providers asking them to justify carrying Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network…Subscribe to Read >>

MVPDs Carrying Conservative Media to Stir Rancor at Hearing

Democrats and Republicans appeared to be drawing battle lines before a House Communications Subcommittee hearing Wednesday over whether broadcasters, cable companies and streaming services should continue to carry conservative media outlets that critics claim deliberately disseminate disinformation. Lobbyists expect the…Subscribe to Read >>

Democrats Press MVPDs Carrying Conservative News; Carr Pushes Back

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both D-Calif., pressed major cable, satellite and streaming services Monday to explain their decision to carry politically conservative media outlets Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. The lawmakers consider them “misinformation rumor…Subscribe to Read >>