The Washington Post

Lori Montgomery

ReporterWashington, D.C.


With the economy on the mend and a plan that echoes GOP priorities, the president is expected to face less congressional opposition.

  • Feb 2, 2015

The department changed the cover of its “adaptation roadmap” after admitting it was a bit overdramatic.

  • Jan 30, 2015

Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of the state. Oil and gas drilling are the implicit culprits, but some hesitate to blame an industry that has kept Okla.’s economy afloat.

  • Jan 28, 2015

And to reach a real person, you’ll have to wait on hold 30 minutes or more.

  • Jan 14, 2015

EXCLUSIVE | Financed by Wall St. “high rollers,” the plan would provide a $2,000 tax credit for many families.

  • Jan 11, 2015

The bill moves to the Senate as part of a GOP strategy to fast track “bipartisan” bills.

  • Jan 9, 2015

The president of the American Petroleum Institute on his hopes for Keystone, the risks and benefits of $50 oil and American’s emergence as the world’s “energy superpower.“

  • Jan 6, 2015

Retiring House Ways and Means chairman burnishes legacy of trying to think big in a gridlocked Congress.

  • Dec 24, 2014

A new NOAA studies finds that rising seas will regularly flood a majority of cities along U.S. coasts within the next 35 years

  • Dec 18, 2014

The new House Budget chairman said Republicans would definitely use reconciliation next year. The only question is what for.

  • Dec 12, 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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