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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

3:28pm EDT

Senate panel narrowly approves Trump IRS nominee

WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled Senate Finance Committee approved President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, despite Democratic opposition driven by a new Trump tax policy that protects "dark money" political donors.

3:04pm EDT

Bill shows chink in U.S. Republicans' climate armor

WASHINGTON A decade of inaction by the U.S. Republican Party on climate legislation will end next week when one its own offers a carbon tax bill, which is sure to fail in the House of Representatives, but is notable for winning even a little Republican support.

Jul 17 2018

Trump, House Republicans discuss further tax cuts at White House

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday discussed another possible round of deficit-financed tax cuts, highlighting an initiative seen by some tax experts as an election-year effort with little chance of becoming law.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. move to protect 'dark money' donors raises Russia concerns

WASHINGTON A U.S. Treasury Department decision to safeguard the identities of so-called "dark money" donors to politically active nonprofit groups spawned warnings on Tuesday that the policy could inadvertently aid foreign actors, including Russia.

Jul 17 2018

Trump, U.S. House Republicans to talk tax cuts at White House

WASHINGTON, July 17 President Donald Trump on Tuesday was slated to discuss the possibility of more tax cuts with U.S. House of Representatives Republicans, who aim to make permanent some temporary cuts for individuals, families and private businesses passed in December.

Jul 16 2018

Republicans target elections with more deficit-boosting tax cuts

WASHINGTON As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law.

Jun 28 2018

U.S. tax chief nominee pledges independence despite 'Trump' hotel interest

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service promised independent leadership of the U.S. tax-collecting agency on Thursday, but drew a senator's criticism for not disclosing business ties to a Trump-branded hotel in Hawaii.

Jun 28 2018

U.S. tax chief nominee pledges independence despite 'Trump' hotel interest

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service promised independent leadership of the U.S. tax-collecting agency on Thursday, but drew a senator's criticism for not disclosing business ties to a Trump-branded hotel in Hawaii.

Jun 26 2018

New U.S. tax cuts would worsen federal fiscal picture: CBO

WASHINGTON Republican plans to make President Donald Trump's tax cuts permanent for individuals and many private businesses would worsen an already rising U.S. debt burden, congressional researchers said on Tuesday.

Jun 21 2018

White House proposes merging Labor, Education departments

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday proposed merging the U.S. Labor and Education departments into a single agency, as part of what senior officials described as the biggest federal government reform since the Great Depression.

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