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

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

Biden and McCarthy agree to restart bipartisan debt ceiling talks

Negotiations have been strained between the White House and Congressional Republicans as the clock ticks toward a potential June 1 deadline.

May 21, 2023

GOP rejects White House compromise to limit spending as talks stall

Talks broke down on Friday but resumed later that night. A deadline to raise the borrowing cap is fast approaching.

May 20, 2023

There’s no final debt ceiling deal. But already, lawmakers don’t like it.

If President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) do reach an agreement, leaders in both chambers of Congress will have to try to rally support

May 20, 2023

World watches in disbelief and horror as U.S. nears possible default

Most nations don’t have a fixed debt ceiling. But Washington’s fight over raising the cap carries global implications.

May 19, 2023

The negotiators hammering out a debt ceiling deal

Who's involved in debt ceiling negotiations? Beyond Biden and McCarthy, key players include White House budget director Shalanda Young and Rep. Garret Graves.

May 17, 2023