On this position, Tony will reply a query that’s typically missed in Washington: What occurs after a invoice is permitted in Congress and signed on the White Home? Are its loftiest objectives achieved? Or do its promising insurance policies and pots of taxpayer money get snagged on the rocks of waste, fraud and bureaucratic inertia? Working with colleagues throughout the Enterprise desk and all through the newsroom, Tony will discover how Washington is implementing the sweeping financial measures of the previous few years, constructing on the superb work he did on the Covid Cash Path, a collection he conceived and led in 2022. He additionally will look extra usually at federal spending, shedding gentle on whether or not and the way it’s benefiting its supposed recipients. And he’ll assist maintain an in depth eye on an array of regulators with huge accountability for managing the nation’s monetary and tech sectors, amongst different industries.
Tony is a powerhouse reporter – formidable, quick and scoopy – who has established himself as one of the fearsome opponents in Washington journalism. For the previous two years, he has lined financial coverage in Congress, placing him on the middle of a few of The Submit’s most consequential information tales. He lined the tumultuous debate across the trillion-dollar infrastructure package and repeatedly scooped the competitors on President Biden’s Construct Again Higher Act – breaking information on each the near-collapse of the measure and at its surprise resurrection. Tony additionally tracked the historic flood of federal pandemic money within the Covid Money Trail, revealing how huge sums failed to achieve the folks in want. Most just lately, he’s been a vital power in our protection of Washington’s response to the largest bank failure for the reason that Nice Recession.
Earlier than heading to the Hill, Tony lined tech coverage for The Submit, breaking tales about Facebook’s attempt to fight the federal government over a hefty fine and the collapse of a program to assist lower-income People pay their cellphone payments. He joined The Submit in 2018 from Recode and has additionally lined tech coverage for Politico. A graduate of American College, Tony lives in D.C. however grew up in Philadelphia – as will rapidly grow to be obvious to anybody who follows him on Twitter throughout an Eagles recreation.