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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

Bifurcated Hill Approach to Handling COVID-19 Operations Gets Mixed Reviews

Recent changes to Congress’ operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a mixed response from lawmakers and experts amid questions about implications. The House agreed 217-189 Friday to change its rules to temporarily allow proxy voting…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Cites Broadband Funding as Priority in 4th COVID-19 Bill

President Donald Trump renewed his support Tuesday for efforts to include broadband funding in a fourth major COVID-19 legislative package, amid continued Capitol Hill interest in addressing broadband in future pandemic-related measures. The fortunes of broadband funding as part…Subscribe to Read >>

Huawei, Disney Have Q1 Lobbying Spending Gains; TIA, NTCA Post Declines

Disney, Huawei and ViacomCBS were among telecom and tech entities reporting increased Q1 lobbying spending by Monday afternoon. Microsoft, NAB and the Telecommunications Industry Association showed declines over the same period in 2019. 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 >>

Talks Continue on Third COVID-19 Bill, Including on Telecom Provisions

Talks on a third economic stimulus bill addressing the effects of COVID-19 appeared likely to drag on into the weekend, with telecom-related provisions likely still in the negotiations mix. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday he…Subscribe to Read >>