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: Deficit falls to $506 billion in 2014, but debt continues to rise

The agency has also lowered its 10-year deficit forecast, predicting that the nation will rack up an additional $7.2 trillion in new debt by 2024 rather than the $7.6 trillion previously forecast.

Policymakers brace for wave of corporate tax ‘inversions’

Policymakers brace for wave of corporate tax ‘inversions’

Dozens of deals are in the works, officials say, and other companies are quietly contemplating the move.

Ryan will wait until 2015 to decide on presidential run

Ryan will wait until 2015 to decide on presidential run

The former vice presidential candidate said he is currently “focusing on policy,” rather than his own political ambitions.