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David Morgan

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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 22 2017

Trump, Republicans to showcase tax cut for businesses

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while trying to avoid the appearance of favoring the wealthy.

Sep 20 2017

Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow tax reform legislation to eliminate as much as $1.5 trillion in revenues over 10 years through tax cuts, raising the odds that their planned tax overhaul would expand the federal deficit.

Sep 19 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow U.S. tax revenues to decline by as much as $1.5 trillion over 10 years, but they have not agreed on whether to prevent such losses from expanding the federal budget deficit.

Sep 19 2017

U.S. Senate Republican tax chief wants dividend deduction in tax reform

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's top Republican on tax policy said on Tuesday that allowing U.S. corporations to deduct dividend payments to shareholders from federal income tax could overcome problems facing Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

Sep 15 2017

Republican unity on U.S. tax overhaul shows sign of fraying

WASHINGTON Republican efforts to unite the White House, Senate and House of Representatives behind a single tax reform plan appeared to be unraveling on Thursday, when one of the "Big Six" negotiators said the group would not dictate tax policy in the Senate.

Sep 14 2017

Trump says rich might pay more in taxes, talks with Democrats

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that taxes on rich Americans might rise, as he pursues a tax code overhaul and reaches out to both Democrats and Republicans in a push to win support for a plan still far from complete. | Video

Sep 12 2017

U.S. corporate tax cut goal in doubt, Trump dines with senators

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cast doubt on President Donald Trump's chances of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, while Trump met with six senators including three Democrats who set clear conditions for future cooperation with him on taxes.

Sep 11 2017

'Big Six' member says tax reform blueprint to follow Senate hearings

WASHINGTON A U.S. Republican senator involved in U.S. tax reform negotiations said on Monday that he expects to share the Trump tax reform plan with other lawmakers after holding hearings on overhauling the tax code.

Sep 08 2017

Congress approves Trump's aid and debt deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, bringing his surprising deal with Democratic congressional leaders this week to completion.

Sep 08 2017

Republicans see tax reform complicated by Trump deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican party lawmakers warned on Friday that President Donald Trump’s legislative deal with Democrats to help hurricane victims and keep the government running for another three months could complicate his next big priority - tax reform. | Video


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