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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

GOP Eyes Simington Confirmation Next Week After Senate Commerce OK

Senate Republican leaders are eyeing a floor vote as soon as next week to confirm FCC nominee Nathan Simington, setting up what’s likely to be a partisan showdown over the prospect of a 2-2 commission deadlock at the start of…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Commerce Likely to Advance Simington Wednesday; Wyden Eyes Hold

The Senate Commerce Committee appeared on track before its Wednesday meeting to advance FCC nominee Nathan Simington’s confirmation to the full chamber. Committee Chairman Roger Wicker of Mississippi and others were confident despite continued uncertainty about whether panel member Dan…Subscribe to Read >>

House Commerce GOP Leader Candidates Eye Walden's Telecom Stances

The three Republicans vying to succeed House Commerce Committee ranking member Greg Walden of Oregon told us they intend to largely maintain his approach to telecom policymaking during the next Congress, which is expected to include more debate on net…Subscribe to Read >>

Blumenthal Eyes Simington Block; Wicker Consulting Members

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., threatened Tuesday to place a hold on FCC nominee Nathan Simington amid dissatisfaction with his refusal to commit during a Commerce Committee hearing to recuse himself from participating in the rulemaking on its interpretation of Communications…Subscribe to Read >>

House Commerce Democrats Expected Seek FCC 'Pencils Down' as Biden Takes Lead

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey and other Democratic committee leaders are expected to ask the FCC to stand down work on any further controversial matters during a potential transition from President Donald Trump’s administration if Democratic…Subscribe to Read >>