Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


On Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a series of steps to fight climate change that put the Denali Commission front and center in a new role.

  • Sep 4, 2015

It took the Agriculture Department exactly 51 months to propose a change the industry says it’s fine with.

  • Sep 3, 2015

Traffic congestion could cripple downtown Washington when Pope Francis is here starting Sept. 22

  • Sep 3, 2015

The accumulation of misdeeds described by the Commerce Department watchdog also included a layover in Paris, partly funded by taxpayers.

  • Sep 2, 2015

Officials pledged to improve their response to the theft of some of the government’s most sensitive data

  • Sep 2, 2015

  • Sep 1, 2015

Culture clashes between veterans and civilians who didn’t serve are partly to blame for veterans’ relatively short tenure in government

  • Sep 1, 2015

VA officials told auditors they don’t know why hospitals are doing fewer investigations of preventable medical errors.

  • Aug 31, 2015

The government is rolling out new digital tools like this to improve the public’s notoriously frustrating experience dealing with federal agencies

  • Aug 28, 2015

Katherine Archuleta had been under fire since the breaches of government databases were first made public in June.

  • Jul 10, 2015
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Lisa Rein covers the federal workforce and issues that concern the management of government. At the Post, she has written about state politics and government in Annapolis, Md. and Richmond, Va., local government in Fairfax County, Va. and the redevelopment of Washington and its neighborhoods.

She was previously a reporter for the New York Daily News, where she covered former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the city’s colorful taxi industry. Before crossing the Hudson River, she chronicled Asian immigration to Northern New Jersey for The Record of Hackensack. Lisa started her daily newspaper career at The Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Ma., where one of the biggest scandals of the late 1980s was the gold spray-painting by vandals of Plymouth Rock. She grew up in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
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