The Washington Post

Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


House science committee chairman Lamar Smith, a climate change skeptic, argues that the government refuses to incorporate satellite data into its global temperature readings

  • Nov 30, 2015

A letter signed Tuesday by the country’s largest scientific societies warns that the congressional investigation into a global warming study goes way beyond climate scientists

  • Nov 24, 2015

NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan is still refusing to turn over the internal e-mails of federal climate scientists

  • Nov 24, 2015

Inside the path to publication of a groundbreaking global warming study that’s under attack.

  • Nov 23, 2015

GOP science panel Chairman Lamar Smith’s investigation into a federal climate change study has riled House Democrats.

  • Nov 20, 2015

The data, taken on one night 10 months ago, appears to show progress, but there are still vulnerable groups

  • Nov 20, 2015

  • Nov 19, 2015

In letter to commerce secretary, Rep. Lamar Smith says whistleblowers claim report was rushed to meet Obama administration’s agenda. He wants access to internal communications at NOAA, but agency has so-far refused to turn over records, despite subpoena. He may subpoena her instead.

  • Nov 18, 2015

VA officials said they hope to serve more veterans by making it easier for them to see private doctors.

  • Nov 18, 2015

  • Nov 16, 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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