Jeff Stein

Washington, D.C.

White House economics reporter

Education: Cornell University, BA in history

Jeff Stein is the White House economics reporter for The Washington Post. Since joining The Washington Post in November 2017, he has covered the Republican tax law; the government shutdown; and the administration's economic response to the coronavirus, among other topics. In 2014, he founded the local news nonprofit the Ithaca Voice in Upstate New York. The Ithaca Voice has a full-time staff of reporters and remains the best publication in the city.
Latest from Jeff Stein

7 doomsday scenarios if the U.S. crashes through the debt ceiling

Economists warn of worst-case outcomes should Congress fail to raise the federal borrowing limit by the “X-date” deadline

May 14, 2023

    Think you can tame the national debt? Play our budget game.

    Cutting the national debt isn't easy. The U.S. inherited a debt of $31 trillion. Without any changes, it’s projected to grow to a whopping $52 trillion by the end of the next decade.

    May 12, 2023

      How House Republicans forced a debt ceiling negotiation

      Uncertainty over the debt ceiling has reached a level not seen in years after a narrow House Republican majority conditioned a debt increase on spending cuts.

      May 11, 2023

      White House to start budget talks with GOP as debt ceiling deadline nears

      President Biden is hosting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to at the Oval Office, in a meeting that started at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

      May 9, 2023

      Invoking the 14th Amendment to dodge the debt limit is risky, Biden aides fear

      White House officials have discussed invoking the 14th Amendment to dodge the limit, but they see it as extremely risky

      May 8, 2023

      See how hitting the debt ceiling could unleash chaos

      The government may have only until June 1 before it runs out of money. Here's the issue, explained.

      May 5, 2023

      How the Washington establishment is confounding Biden’s debt ceiling plan

      The White House wanted powerful business groups and nonpartisan organizations to side with it against House Republicans, but they have not

      May 4, 2023

      Debt ceiling breach could wipe out 8 million jobs, White House warns

      In a report, the White House Council of Economic Advisers compared the potential economic impact of a debt ceiling breach to the 2008 Great Recession.

      May 3, 2023

      White House leaves door open to deal that resolves debt ceiling crisis

      Biden and McCarthy could reach an agreement they both claim adheres to their incompatible negotiating positions on the debt limit and federal spending.

      May 2, 2023

      JPMorgan’s acquisition of First Republic revives too-big-to-fail talk

      The FDIC said that all depositors of First Republic will become depositors of JPMorgan and will have full access to their deposits.

      May 1, 2023