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

Why you can stop worrying about the national debt.

Why you can stop worrying about the national debt.

We’re good until 2018, when the retiring Baby Boom generation will start to weigh heavily on government finances, Moody’s says

In ads, GOP suddenly criticizing idea of trimming Social Security benefits

In ads, GOP suddenly criticizing idea of trimming Social Security benefits

Drawing charges of hypocrisy, GOP groups are attacking Democrats who supported conservative ideas.

You may want to thank George W. Bush -- not Obamacare -- for the remarkable Medicare cost slowdown

You may want to thank George W. Bush -- not Obamacare -- for the remarkable Medicare cost slowdown

Bush’s prescription drug plan is responsible for an out-sized share of the savings, two budget experts write.

Budget deficit falls to lowest level since Obama took office

Budget deficit falls to lowest level since Obama took office

The federal budget deficit fell to $483 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September.