Lori Montgomery

Washington, D.C.

Editor overseeing the National staff

Education: Northwestern University, BS in journalism

Lori Montgomery is deputy national editor, with responsibility for The Washington Post's coverage of politics, national security, health/science/environment and breaking news across the nation. Before becoming an editor, she spent more than three decades as a reporter, most recently covering U.S. economic policy during the Obama administration. In that role, she wrote extensively about the TARP bank bailout, the Obama stimulus package and the Democratic overhaul of the health-care system. She also spent many a long night on Capitol Hill tracking crisis legislation to raise the debt limit and
Latest from Lori Montgomery

Obama may have new leverage with his $4 trillion budget request

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

February 2, 2015

Is the Pentagon hyping climate change? Here, take a look.

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

January 30, 2015

Oklahoma worries over swarm of earthquakes and connection to oil industry

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.

January 28, 2015

The IRS will answer less than half your calls this filing season

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

January 14, 2015

Democrats, in a stark shift in messaging, to make big tax-break pitch for middle class

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

January 11, 2015

GOP-controlled House votes to approve Keystone pipeline despite veto threat

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

January 9, 2015

API’s Jack Gerard: Despite Obama’s veto threat, the Keystone pipeline ‘will be approved’ in 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."

January 6, 2015

Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the door

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

December 24, 2014

Most coastal cities will face routine flooding in our lifetimes, NOAA says

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

December 18, 2014

Republicans have a powerful weapon in the upcoming budget wars, and they’re going to use it

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

December 12, 2014