The Washington Post

Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Peace Corps was mandated by Congress to hire its first advocate for victims of sexual assault. Now the agency has pushed her out.

  • Jan 11, 2016

Federal agencies knew weeks ago that their employees were under threat from armed anti-government protesters in Oregon

  • Jan 9, 2016

Alabama is seeking a guarantee that any refugees do not pose a security threat.

  • Jan 8, 2016

A subsidy program that helps Army families pay the cost of child care went into free fall under federal management

  • Jan 7, 2016

A new report describes the IRS’s plan to automate most services a “pay to pay” system for those who can afford to get their questions answered elsewhere.

  • Jan 6, 2016

The president’s plan to tighten existing gun laws calls for an expanded role for the federal government.

  • Jan 6, 2016

The wildlife sanctuary at the center of the occupation by antigovernment militiamen is okay for now. But conservation groups are worried.

  • Jan 5, 2016

The Oregon wildlife refuge at the center of an armed protest by anti-government activists was created by Teddy Roosevelt.

  • Jan 5, 2016

The Obama administration has carried out the first phase of its planned raids on illegal immigrants from Central America.

  • Jan 4, 2016

  • Dec 4, 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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