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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 27 2017

Trump advisers likely to meet in May on Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said.

Apr 27 2017

Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

WASHINGTON A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.

Apr 27 2017

Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

WASHINGTON A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.

Apr 27 2017

Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

WASHINGTON, April 27 A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.

Apr 26 2017

U.S. lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch

WASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated resurrecting the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, a project critics say is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route.

Apr 25 2017

U.S. lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch

WASHINGTON, April 26 Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route.

Apr 19 2017

Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider a rule on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its compliance date, the agency said on Wednesday in the Trump administration's latest move to reduce regulations.

Apr 19 2017

Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider a rule on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its compliance date, the agency said on Wednesday in the Trump administration's latest move to reduce regulations.

Apr 10 2017

U.S. sentences N.J. man to 5 years prison on biodiesel fraud

WASHINGTON The Department of Justice said on Friday it had sentenced the owner of a New Jersey feedstock processor to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit fraud in a scheme connected to credits for making biodiesel.

Apr 09 2017

Trump's U.N. envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of U.S.

WASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war.

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