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

CBO sees health-care costs coming down, but debt keeps growing

CBO sees health-care costs coming down, but debt keeps growing

By 2039, the CBO predicts federal health-care programs be roughly $250 billion a year cheaper, in today’s dollars, than previously thought.

Deficit will be lower than expected, White House predicts

Deficit will be lower than expected, White House predicts

But although the outlook is good in short term, larger shortfalls are predicted later.

Talking climate change without sugar-coating or panic

Talking climate change without sugar-coating or panic

The federal government is putting together a forecast for sea-level rise on the North Atlantic Coast through 2118.

This new mapping technology will show whether global warming could drown your town

This new mapping technology will show whether global warming could drown your town

For coastal residents everywhere, lidar maps could bring the potential impact of sea-level rise uncomfortably close to home.