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

Plan to extend tax breaks, which could add $450 billion to deficit, hits snag

Plan to extend tax breaks, which could add $450 billion to deficit, hits snag

The president would veto the legislation if permanent provisions for working families aren’t added.

Wait! The right wants a new CBO director after all.

Wait! The right wants a new CBO director after all.

After a series of highly-regarded conservatives voiced their support for CBO director Doug Elmendorf, Grover Norquist fires back.

Why the right loves the Democratic appointee who runs the Congressional Budget Office

Why the right loves the Democratic appointee who runs the Congressional Budget Office

A Democrat willing to trash stupid Democratic ideas, they say, is a potent weapon Republicans should not cast aside

Why Larry Summers sees danger ahead for the economy

Why Larry Summers sees danger ahead for the economy

Summers wants to the U.S. to develop its energy resources -- and to stop blocking the Keystone pipeline.