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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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16 Aug 2018

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut aid funding

WASHINGTON Leaders from both parties on a powerful Senate committee vowed on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the U.S. foreign aid budget, including funds for programs in Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.

16 Aug 2018

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 Leaders from both parties on a powerful U.S. Senate committee pledged on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the foreign aid budget, including funds for Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.

02 Aug 2018

U.S. senators introduce Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to impose stiff new sanctions on Russia and combat cyber crime, the latest effort by lawmakers to punish Moscow over interference in U.S. elections and its activities in Syria and Ukraine.

01 Aug 2018

Massive U.S. defense policy bill passes without strict China measures

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion (545.36 billion pounds)defense policy bill on Wednesday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military and sidestepping a potential battle with the White House over technology from major Chinese firms.

01 Aug 2018

U.S. lawmakers demand firms do more to fight fake social media

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers demanded that technology firms do more to fight "shocking" foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics on Wednesday, a day after Facebook Inc identified a new influence campaign tied to November's elections and despite President Donald Trump's denunciation of the issue as a "hoax."

12 Jul 2018

As Trump says Putin 'not my enemy', sceptics in U.S. see danger

WASHINGTON In preparing for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked a rare agreement among Democrats and Republicans alarmed by the possibility of a cozy meeting.

12 Jul 2018

U.S. senators want ban on China's ZTE, despite Trump action

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they want the government to reinstate penalties on ZTE Corp, despite a Trump administration agreement paving the way for an end of a ban on the Chinese telecommunications company.

12 Jul 2018

U.S. senators blast Trump on trade, vow to press for change in policy

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators blasted Trump administration trade policy on Thursday and vowed to press ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in decisions to impose tariffs on national security grounds.

12 Jul 2018

U.S. senators blast Trump on trade, vow to press for change in policy

WASHINGTON, July 12 Republican and Democratic U.S. senators blasted Trump administration trade policy on Thursday and vowed to press ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in decisions to impose tariffs on national security grounds.

11 Jul 2018

U.S. Senate backs non-binding tariff measure, minor snub of Trump

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump's trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

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