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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

Associations Condemn DOC Supply Chain Rule as Overreach

More industry groups urged the Commerce Department in docket 210113-0009 to delay implementing an interim final rule on securing the information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chain. The Information Technology Industry Council previously sought a delay, while Microsoft…Subscribe to Read >>

House Commerce Shows Divisions on Lift America Act

House Commerce Committee members divided on broadband and next-generation 911 language in Democrats’ Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (Lift) America Act during Monday's hearing. Republicans indicated they may not support HR-1848 without significant changes. A similar partisan divide was on display…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Homeland Security Leaders Eye FISMA Revamp, Cyber Accountability After SolarWinds Hack

Senate Homeland Security Committee leaders said they’re interested in pursuing a major overhaul of the federal government’s cyberattack response process following the Russia-linked SolarWinds hack and other recent incidents, during a Thursday hearing. Panel Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., and ranking…Subscribe to Read >>

Lawmakers Divided on Connectivity Priorities at House Communications Hearing

House Communications Subcommittee Democrats and Republicans cited conflicting priorities for addressing broadband in COVID-19 and infrastructure bills during Wednesday's hearing, as expected (see 2102160067). Democrats focused on their proposed $7.6 billion for remote E-rate as part of a pandemic-focused budget…Subscribe to Read >>

House Commerce OKs COVID-19 E-rate Funding Amid GOP Opposition

The House Commerce Committee voted 31-24 Friday to advance language in its part of the coming COVID-19 budget reconciliation measure that would allocate $7.6 billion for E-rate remote learning funding. (Also see our news bulletin). Committee Republicans ultimately didn't seek…Subscribe to Read >>