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

Forget the national debt. The new budget threat is climate change.

Forget the national debt. The new budget threat is climate change.

In his first speech as White House budget director, Shaun Donovan warns that U.S. taxpayers will pay through the nose unless we address global warming,

Mapping the future of sea-level rise on the Potomac, the Chesapeake and the Atlantic.

Mapping the future of sea-level rise on the Potomac, the Chesapeake and the Atlantic.

Washington and Baltimore are making big plans to survive future flooding. But what do you do if you’re Ocean City?

How fighting climate change could save the planet AND rebuild the economy

How fighting climate change could save the planet AND rebuild the economy

A new report argues that governments can slow global warming and boost economic growth by redirecting expenditures they have to make anyway.

Flooding would threaten D.C. infrastructure, report says

Flooding would threaten D.C. infrastructure, report says

A nonprofit’s analysis says a storm surge could exact tremendous toll financially and environmentally.