Rachel Siegel

Washington, D.C.

Federal Reserve and domestic economy

Education: Yale University, BA in History

Rachel Siegel is an economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve. She previously covered breaking news for the Post's financial section and local politics for the Post's Metro desk. Before joining the Post in June 2017, Rachel contributed to The Marshall Project and The Dallas Morning News.
Latest from Rachel Siegel

‘You don’t have another option’: Inside the Biden, McCarthy debt ceiling deal

A frantic and acrimonious month of talks between GOP lawmakers and White House aides averted default — with little lasting change to the nation’s fiscal picture

June 3, 2023

Senate passes debt ceiling bill, sending it to Biden to sign into law

The 99-page debt ceiling legislation brokered by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Biden cleared the House on Wednesday.

June 1, 2023

The debt deal nobody likes

The United States won’t default on its debt payments, that’s the good news. The bad news? A lot of Democrats and Republicans are unhappy with the deal. Rachel Siegel joins us to explain.

June 1, 2023

Debt ceiling bill passes House, moves to Senate as deadline nears

Lawmakers are rushing to avoid a disastrous June 5 default after weeks of touch-and-go negotiations.

May 31, 2023

Debt limit deal clears 1st hurdle as McCarthy works to tamp down dissent

The deal struck by President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would raise the debt ceiling for two years — past the 2024 elections — while trimming spending.

May 30, 2023

Debt ceiling negotiators race to cement deal before June 5 deadline

Even if congressional Republicans and the White House reach an agreement to avert catastrophic default soon, they need time to put it into action.

May 26, 2023

White House, GOP appear closer to deal to avert debt ceiling crisis

Negotiations between the White House and congressional Republicans have yet to find a certain path to avoiding default.

May 25, 2023

GOP unites in brinkmanship over default, rejecting Biden compromises

Several House Republican lawmakers have begun casting doubt on the Treasury Department’s deadline for averting a financial crisis.

May 24, 2023

As funds run short, Treasury asks agencies if payments can be made later

Senior Biden aides are rummaging through the nation’s books, looking for new ways to conserve cash while Washington struggles to raise the debt ceiling.

May 23, 2023

Debt ceiling meeting between Biden, McCarthy ends with no deal Monday

Both leaders expressed optimism before attempting to revive stalled talks ahead of a possible June 1 deadline.

May 22, 2023