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

How Washington allowed bank CEOs to pocket huge bonuses amid failures

Executive pay rules are getting new scrutiny after SVB’s collapse — but still they may not change.

April 23, 2023

Biden is running out of time to avoid calamitous debt ceiling outcomes

The GOP’s willingness to court economic disaster without major spending cuts leaves White House aides in a bind

April 22, 2023

Trump touts authoritarian vision for second term: ‘I am your justice’

The former president is proposing deploying the military domestically, purging the federal workforce and building futuristic cities from scratch.

April 21, 2023

Nomination for U.S. Labor Department secretary in jeopardy

Julie Su’s nomination, which will go before a Senate panel next week, has faced fierce opposition from the business community.

April 13, 2023

Inflation is falling. Why aren’t people noticing?

Although inflation has slowly cooled from last summer’s highs, price pressures continue to feel like an uphill battle for consumers, politicians and policymakers alike.

April 12, 2023

Social Security funding crisis will arrive in 2033, U.S. projects

Unless Congress acts, the program won’t be able to pay out full benefits. Medicare’s hospital fund will face the same problem in 2031.

March 31, 2023

Biden to push new banking rules after Silicon Valley Bank collapse

White House plans are still in flux. A House panel will examine SVB’s failure on Wednesday.

March 29, 2023

Biden stuck between China hawks, young voters as TikTok pressure mounts

The administration faces national security concerns over the app’s ownership — and a possible backlash over a ban.

March 28, 2023

The initial banking crisis is easing. Another may be around the corner.

Commercial real estate could become a problem for midsized banks.

March 27, 2023

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Biden administration officials acknowledge they do not have the legal authority to ban the popular video-sharing app TikTok without congressional action.

March 23, 2023