Abigail Hauslohner

Washington, D.C.

National security reporter

Education: University of Michigan, BA in anthropology and Arabic studies; Columbia University, MA in journalism

Abigail Hauslohner is a Washington Post national security reporter focused on Congress. In her decade at the newspaper, she has been a roving national correspondent, writing on topics ranging from immigration to political extremism; she covered the Middle East as the Post's Cairo bureau chief; and she briefly reported on the D.C. Mayor's office. She joined the Post in 2012, after covering the Iraq war and the Arab Spring for TIME Magazine. She has reported from more than a dozen countries.
Latest from Abigail Hauslohner

As Houthis vow to fight on, U.S. prepares for sustained campaign

U.S. officials say they don’t expect operations in Yemen to last years, but they acknowledge it’s unclear when the Houthis’ military capability will be eroded.

January 20, 2024

Biden and top lawmakers make last-ditch bid for Ukraine-border deal

President’s top foreign policy goal — ousting Russia from Ukraine — faces major peril.

January 17, 2024

Senate votes down Sanders’s push to examine Israel’s human rights practices in Gaza

Senators overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have forced the Biden administration to look into potential human rights abuses perpetrated by Israel in Gaza.

January 16, 2024

U.S.-led coalition strikes Iran-aligned Houthi militants in Yemen

The strike in Yemen follows a surge in Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea that have wreaked havoc on the global economy.

January 12, 2024

U.S. failed to track $1 billion in Ukraine military aid, watchdog says

The Pentagon inspector general’s findings come as President Biden has urged Congress to pass a massive package of additional military aid for Ukraine.

January 11, 2024

Democrats say Biden must notify Congress about Israel arms transfers

More than a dozen Senate Democrats say they will block President Biden’s request to bypass congressional notification on arms transfers to Israel.

January 9, 2024

Democratic lawmakers demand oversight on U.S. assistance to Israel

Members of Congress are pushing the Biden administration for more information about support for Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.

December 20, 2023

House passes defense policy bill, a rebuke of GOP’s far-right fringe

Democrats joined Republicans to pass the $886 billion NDAA after it was stripped of hard-liners’ demands targeting abortion, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights.

December 14, 2023

U.S. seeks Israeli commitment that assault rifles won’t go to settlers

Israel is requesting more than 20,000 guns from the United States, but concerns that they would end up in the hands of settlers have held up the sale.

December 13, 2023

Senate passes defense policy bill void of most GOP culture-war demands

Senate passage of the compromise NDAA was a rebuke of hard-line House conservatives who had targeted Pentagon policies on abortion, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights.

December 13, 2023