Timothy R. Homan

Executive Editor

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Timothy is an Executive Editor at Morning Consult.


Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Despite significant reforms in the decade since the Great Recession, Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell said the current U.S. housing finance system is risky for taxpayers given the concentration of mortgages in government-backed agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Finance Brief: Fed’s Powell Says Housing Finance System ‘Unsustainable’

Despite significant reforms in the decade since the Great Recession, Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell said the current U.S. housing finance system is risky for taxpayers given the concentration of mortgages in government-backed agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Powell said the current setup is “unsustainable,” and he called for changes that would promote greater competition in the market and limit the possibility of taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Finance Brief: Moderate House Republicans Pump Brakes on Tax Reform Efforts

Twenty moderate House Republicans told Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that GOP efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code could be jeopardized by calls to include significant spending cuts in the fiscal 2018 budget resolution. Congressional Republicans need to pass a budget resolution in order to use a procedural tool known as reconciliation if they want to proceed without Democratic support on tax reform.

Tech Brief: FCC to Name Forward-Auction Bidders This Month

Today’s Washington Brief The Federal Communications Commission will disclose the final list of eligible bidders for the forward portion of the broadcast incentive auction in mid-July. (Broadcasting & Cable) San Francisco lawmakers are considering a tax on tech companies to help pay for the disruptive effects the industry has had on the city. The tax […]

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Week In Review Privacy Shield Europe is expected to approve the EU-U.S. data transfer pact known as Privacy Shield. The decision to approve the agreement is based in large part on assurances by U.S. officials that the data of European residents will be protected when it leaves the EU, a significant concern raised by European […]

Tech Brief: EU Expected to Approve Data-Sharing Pact With U.S.

Today’s Washington Brief Europe is expected to approve the EU-U.S. data transfer pact known as Privacy Shield. The decision to approve the agreement is based in large part on assurances by U.S. officials that the data of European residents will be protected when it leaves the EU, a significant concern raised by European officials during […]

Tech Brief: Facebook to Change News Feed

Today’s Washington Brief The average internet speed in the U.S. improved in the past year, even as the world’s largest economy trails many smaller nations. Download speeds averaged 15.3 Mbps in the U.S., according to a new report. (The Hill) The tech agenda released by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this week stopped short of […]

Tech Brief: Clinton Promises Universal Broadband Access by 2020

Today’s Washington Brief Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton introduced a wide-ranging tech agenda that included many policies favorable to Silicon Valley. Her proposals also promised broadband access for all U.S. homes by 2020. (The Hill) The Senate Commerce Committee will not mark up the Kelsey Smith Act today. The panel had planned to vote on […]

Tech Brief: Senate to Vote on Expanding FBI’s Electronic Surveillance Powers

Today’s Washington Brief The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a measure that would authorize the FBI to access a person’s internet browsing history, email account data and other electronic communications without a warrant in an attempt to identify “lone wolf” attackers. The legislative move is driven in large part by the worst mass […]