Tony Romm

Washington, D.C.

Congressional economic policy reporter

Education: American University, BA in Journalism

Tony Romm is the congressional economic policy reporter at The Washington Post, tracking infrastructure reform, government spending and the financial impacts of federal decision-making nationwide. Romm previously covered the tech industry for about 12 years, chronicling the myriad ways that tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google navigate the corridors of government -- and the regulations that sometimes result. In his time at The Post, where he last served as senior technology policy reporter, he broke many of the most resonant stories on the beat, revealing once-secret information abo
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Democrats forge ahead on drug pricing, eyeing wider deal with Manchin

Democrats hope it can pave the way for them to resolve their other differences with Manchin, with the goal of bringing a final bill to the floor in late July.

June 29, 2022

Democrats race to revive economic package as inflation spikes

Economic peril has fueled new urgency on Capitol Hill, where Democrats hope to resolve their differences and deliver on the promises they made last election.

June 27, 2022

As Biden touts gas tax pause, even some of his own officials balk

Biden for weeks has been touting his efforts to fight inflation. Now he finds himself delivering an even trickier message — recession is not inevitable.

June 23, 2022

Biden urges Congress to suspend federal gas tax for 3 months

Biden will urge Congress Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax. He is also calling on states to suspend their gas taxes.

June 22, 2022

Senators unroll bipartisan plan to curb insulin prices

The bill would place a $35 monthly cap on the cost of insulin for patients with private insurance as well as those enrolled in Medicare.

June 22, 2022

White House shifts pandemic money to vaccines, cutting other programs

With additional funds still stuck in Congress, the money will come from other pandemic programs.

June 8, 2022

U.S. watchdog warns unemployment benefits are at ‘high risk’ of fraud, abuse

The warning came amid a raft of new reports on challenges facing the country’s jobless aid programs.

June 7, 2022

Gas prices hit record highs as states eye fuel tax pauses

States are acting, but Congress has yet to pass any legislation aimed at soaring prices

June 1, 2022

Live Nation subsidiaries got millions in aid meant for independent venues

Congress wrote a covid relief law that tried to block the firm from accessing money. But the Small Business Administration still gave money to companies in which it has a significant investment. The Washington Post's investigation highlights the disconnect between lawmakers who approve funding and the federal agencies that spend it.

May 22, 2022

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula supply

The House on Wednesday also adopted two bills to address the persistent shortage, including the approval of $28 million in additional funding for the FDA

May 18, 2022