Lori Montgomery
Lori Montgomery
Reporter

Lori Montgomery covers U.S. economic policy and the federal budget, focusing on efforts to tame the national debt. She has written extensively about every major piece of legislation to pass Congress since 2008, including the TARP bank bailout, the Obama stimulus package and the Democratic overhaul of the health care system. A former foreign correspondent who covered the emerging economies of Central Europe and the war over Kosovo in the late 1990s, Montgomery joined the Post in 2000 to report on local government and politics. A native of Western Pennsylvania, she has also worked for newspapers in Michigan, Texas and Idaho.

Latest by Lori Montgomery

Sen. Wyden to push for revival of tax breaks

Sen. Wyden to push for revival of tax breaks

Finance Committee chair’s plan faces opposition in House, where some Republicans want full-blown reform.

Corporate America has give up hope of tax reform

Corporate America has give up hope of tax reform

The latest Miller & Chevalier survey of corporate tax officers finds six in 10 doubtful of progress in the waning days of the Obama administration.

Honey, I shrunk the budget!

Honey, I shrunk the budget!

President Obama’s budget is missing hundreds of pages of analysis this year.

Five reasons Obama’s budget matters even less than usual this year

Five reasons Obama’s budget matters even less than usual this year

It’s hard to say the president’s budget proposal marks the start of a serious effort to enact a spending plan for the nation.