Lori Montgomery

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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,

  • Sep 19, 2014

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

  • Sep 16, 2014

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

  • Sep 16, 2014

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

  • Sep 16, 2014

General Electric’s tax-avoidance guru says Treasury can do little to deter U.S. firms from moving overseas.

  • Sep 8, 2014

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.

  • Aug 27, 2014

No. Probably not.

  • Aug 7, 2014

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

  • Aug 6, 2014

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

  • Jul 30, 2014

By 2039, the CBO predicts federal health-care programs be roughly $250 billion a year cheaper, in today’s dollars, than previously thought.

  • Jul 15, 2014
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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.
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