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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

Feb 09 2018

U.S. Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. federal shutdown at hand after fiscal hawk's dissent

WASHINGTON The U.S. government staggered into another shutdown on Thursday night after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal. | Video

Feb 07 2018

U.S. Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate, in a rare display of bipartisanship, on Wednesday reached a two-year budget deal to raise federal spending by almost $300 billion, in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for years.

Feb 03 2018

No progress on 'Dreamers' as another U.S. shutdown looms

STERLING, Va./ WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. The U.S. Congress made no notable progress this week toward a deal on the status of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one "could very well not happen" by a deadline next month. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Trump urges compromise as Republicans wrestle with immigration

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va U.S. President Donald Trump urged his fellow Republicans on Thursday to put aside misgivings over letting young "Dreamer" immigrants stay in the United States and pass a bill that includes that measure but also imposes tough new immigration curbs. | Video

Jan 31 2018

Train carrying Republican lawmakers hits truck in Virginia, one dead

CROZET, Va. A passenger train carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress to a retreat in West Virginia slammed into a garbage truck on Wednesday at a rural Virginia road crossing, killing one person on the truck, authorities said. | Video

Jan 30 2018

U.S. lawmakers blast Trump decision to hold off on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress, who passed new sanctions on Russia nearly unanimously last summer, criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for not imposing them, accusing him of being soft on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Jan 30 2018

U.S. lawmakers blast Trump decision to hold off on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress, who passed new sanctions on Russia nearly unanimously last summer, criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for not imposing them, accusing him of being soft on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. | Video

Jan 29 2018

Few U.S. adults report bonuses, raises from Republican tax law

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Two percent of U.S. adults said they had gotten a raise, bonus or other additional benefits due to the Republican tax law enacted a month ago by President Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

Jan 22 2018

Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

WASHINGTON A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young "Dreamers" be protected from deportation. | Video

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