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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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15 Dec 2017

Utah lawmaker invites retailer Patagonia to testify in Congress

WASHINGTON The U.S. House natural resources committee chairman on Friday invited outdoor retailer Patagonia's CEO to testify before the panel after the company criticized the Trump administration's decision to drastically reduce two national monuments in Utah.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. tax bill to preserve key renewable energy credits, sources say

WASHINGTON The final version of comprehensive tax legislation being negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers will preserve key renewable energy tax credits that were once at risk of being removed, congressional and business sources said on Thursday.

12 Dec 2017

U.S. court upholds Grand Canyon uranium mining ban, but allows mine nearby

WASHINGTON A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court ruling keeping a ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, but also upheld a separate decision allowing a uranium mine nearby to open.

10 Dec 2017

Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.

10 Dec 2017

U.S. Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.

07 Dec 2017

EPA chief says public climate debate may be launched in January

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency unwinds Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

05 Dec 2017

Interior secretary urges size cuts, management changes to more monuments

WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size and change the management of more national monuments in the western United States, and lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.

05 Dec 2017

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue

WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY President Donald Trump on Monday shrank two wilderness national monuments in Utah by at least half in the biggest rollback of public land protection in U.S. history, drawing praise from pro-development lawmakers and a lawsuit from environmentalists. | Video

05 Dec 2017

U.S. regulator raises concerns about weights on energy pipelines

CALGARY, Alberta/WASHINGTON A U.S. regulator's preliminary investigation into the biggest oil pipeline spill this year has raised a red flag that could trigger an extensive and costly inspection of tens of thousands of miles of underground energy lines.

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