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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 17 2018

As Republicans push for second tax vote in Congress, Democrats say 'Let's see'

WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress are moving forward with a plan to vote before the 2018 midterm elections on a bill to make permanent the temporary individual tax cuts in their recent tax overhaul.

Apr 16 2018

Fired FBI director Comey says Trump 'morally unfit': ABC News interview

WASHINGTON Former FBI director James Comey said in an ABC News interview on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a dangerous, "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to institutional and cultural norms. | Video

Apr 12 2018

Republicans, eyeing midterms, hold 'messaging' vote on deficits

WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday failed to pass a balanced budget amendment that would have prohibited federal spending from exceeding revenues.

Apr 12 2018

House Republicans propose food stamp changes for Farm Bill

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON Republicans on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called for changes to the government's food assistance program for the poor, in a package of long-awaited proposals for the next U.S. Farm Bill that could complicate its passage through Congress.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. House Republicans propose food stamp changes for Farm Bill

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, April 12 Republicans on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called for changes to the government's food assistance program for the poor, in a package of long-awaited proposals for the next U.S. Farm Bill that could complicate its passage through Congress.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. Republicans, eyeing midterms, set up 'messaging' vote on deficits

WASHINGTON, April 12 The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as Thursday on a "balanced budget amendment" that would prohibit federal spending from exceeding federal revenues, but it is seen as a largely symbolic gesture.

Apr 09 2018

Republican tax cuts to fuel historic U.S. deficits: CBO

WASHINGTON The massive tax cuts signed into law in December, which Republicans said would pay for themselves, will balloon the U.S. deficit in years ahead, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday, possibly hobbling President Donald Trump's future agenda.

Apr 02 2018

Accountants urge IRS for clarity on business meals deduction

WASHINGTON The largest association of accounting professionals on Monday asked the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to clarify whether the new Republican tax law allows continued deduction of business meals and other work expenses.

Apr 02 2018

Accountants urge U.S. IRS for clarity on business meals deduction

WASHINGTON, April 2 The largest association of accounting professionals on Monday asked the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to clarify whether the new Republican tax law allows continued deduction of business meals and other work expenses.

Mar 22 2018

Congress poised to pass modest gun control measures in spending bill

WASHINGTON With large protests for stricter gun laws planned nationwide on Saturday, the U.S. Congress is expected to approve a massive spending bill this week with grants to help schools prevent gun violence, improvements to background checks and an assurance that a key government agency can conduct related research.

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