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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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18 May 2018

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican Party

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers who had asked them not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a bill to clamp down on immigration.

18 May 2018

U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a sugar amendment to the sweeping farm bill, bolstering the likelihood the House could approve it this week if a Republican standoff over immigration is resolved.

01 May 2018

Tax activists slam U.S. reporting exemption for defense firms

WASHINGTON Tax activists this week criticized a U.S. government move to exempt large defense contractors from a financial disclosure rule meant to fight international tax dodging, saying the need for a national security exemption was unproven.

01 May 2018

Senator Rubio says U.S. workers get little benefit from tax reform: report

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, in a move that may undercut his party's message about the recent tax overhaul ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, told the Economist magazine there is "no evidence whatsoever" the law significantly helped American workers. | Video

28 Apr 2018

U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer's sexual harassment claim, resigned on Friday from the House of Representatives and said he would repay the U.S. Treasury. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Menendez for improper gifts

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics said on Thursday that Senator Robert Menendez violated congressional rules by "knowingly and repeatedly" accepting impermissible gifts over a six-year period and must repay their fair market value.

26 Apr 2018

U.S. Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Menendez for improper gifts

WASHINGTON, April 26 The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics said on Thursday that Senator Robert Menendez violated congressional rules by "knowingly and repeatedly" accepting impermissible gifts over a six-year period and must repay their fair market value.

26 Apr 2018

Trump lawyer Cohen will invoke 5th Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday he would assert his right under the U.S. Constitution to avoid self-incrimination in a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump. | Video

25 Apr 2018

U.S. Republican tax law's pass-through deduction open to gaming - experts

WASHINGTON The Republican tax law's new deduction for pass-through businesses, intended to help small businesses, was "ill thought through" and will end up benefiting the wealthy, experts told the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday at a hearing on the law's early impacts.

17 Apr 2018

As Republicans push for second tax vote in Congress, Democrats say 'Let's see'

WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress are moving forward with a plan to vote before the 2018 midterm elections on a bill to make permanent the temporary individual tax cuts in their recent tax overhaul.

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