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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Biden, McCarthy reach ‘agreement in principle’ to raise debt ceiling as default looms

Congress still has to pass the agreement. Otherwise, the U.S. government could run out of cash on June 5.

May 27, 2023

Debt ceiling negotiators race to cement deal before June 5 deadline

Even if congressional Republicans and the White House reach an agreement to avert catastrophic default soon, they need time to put it into action.

May 26, 2023

As funds run short, Treasury asks agencies if payments can be made later

Senior Biden aides are rummaging through the nation’s books, looking for new ways to conserve cash while Washington struggles to raise the debt ceiling.

May 23, 2023

Debt ceiling meeting between Biden, McCarthy ends with no deal Monday

Both leaders expressed optimism before attempting to revive stalled talks ahead of a possible June 1 deadline.

May 22, 2023

GOP rejects White House compromise to limit spending as talks stall

Talks broke down on Friday but resumed later that night. A deadline to raise the borrowing cap is fast approaching.

May 20, 2023

As debt ceiling fight rages, Democrats bring up an old idea: Abolish it

As the U.S. barrels toward a fiscal cliff, some Democrats say it didn’t have to be this way — and lawmakers should have learned from past mistakes.

May 18, 2023

When is the debt limit deadline? Early June, CBO says. Unless it’s not.

The latest projection arrived Friday, as CBO warned there is a “significant” risk the United States could reach the X-date in early June.

May 12, 2023

Santos backed a bill to fight unemployment fraud. Now he’s charged with it.

The unemployment fraud bill has drawn attention as GOP leaders look to deliver on their promise to stop waste — while one of their own members is under scrutiny.

May 10, 2023

Biden hits the road to pressure GOP amid imperiled debt ceiling talks

The president aims to argue for a swift increase in the debt ceiling a day after meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other congressional leaders.

May 10, 2023

Washington and Wall Street brace for White House debt ceiling talks

Biden is set to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other congressional leaders Tuesday as the clock ticks on a potential government default

May 8, 2023