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

Obama may have new leverage with his budget

Obama may have new leverage with his budget

With the economy on the mend and a plan that echoes GOP priorities, the president is expected to face less congressional opposition.

Is the Pentagon hyping climate change? Here, take a look.

Is the Pentagon hyping climate change? Here, take a look.

The department changed the cover of its “adaptation roadmap” after admitting it was a bit overdramatic.

Pinpointing cause of quakes in Okla. could truly shake state’s foundation

Pinpointing cause of quakes in Okla. could truly shake state’s foundation

Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of the state. Oil and gas drilling are the implicit culprits, but some hesitate to blame an industry that has kept Okla.’s economy afloat.

The IRS will answer less than half your calls this filing season

The IRS will answer less than half your calls this filing season

And to reach a real person, you’ll have to wait on hold 30 minutes or more.