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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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Jun 21 2018

U.S. House Republicans delay immigration vote until next week

WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed at least until next week votes on an immigration bill that was painstakingly negotiated over the last several weeks but has failed to attract enough support for passage.

Jun 21 2018

U.S. House Republicans delay immigration vote until next week

WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed at least until next week votes on an immigration bill that was painstakingly negotiated over the last several weeks but has failed to attract enough support for passage.

Jun 21 2018

U.S. House OKs farm bill with major food stamps changes

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a massive Republican farm bill with changes to the government food stamps program that make it unlikely to become law in this form.

Jun 15 2018

Food aid curbs sought by Republicans would hit rural poor

WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. Bruce Green's family of six scratches out a living in this remote, politically conservative corner of the Appalachian Mountains thanks in part to about $600 a month in U.S. food aid.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. Congress faces long odds on rescue effort for 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON Unless the U.S. House of Representatives can beat the legislative odds, America's young "Dreamer" immigrants will have to keep dreaming about living without fear of deportation.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. House sets debate next week on 'Dreamer' immigration bills

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to the House floor next week that are aimed at protecting illegal "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation. | Video

Jun 07 2018

U.S. House Republicans offer ideas, no solutions yet on 'Dreamer' immigration

WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday struggled to agree on immigration legislation that could be voted on before November's congressional elections, as party members disagreed on key issues such as the future of illegal "Dreamer" immigrants.

Jun 06 2018

Republican House Speaker says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should not pardon himself, becoming the second Republican leader in Congress to balk at the president's assertion that he had "absolute" power to do so. | Video

May 24 2018

U.S. Senate approves bill to address Capitol Hill sexual harassment

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal funds to cover the cost of settlements if they were the alleged harassers.

May 18 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.

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