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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

Nov 14 2017

Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

Nov 02 2017

Republican tax plan would deal financial hit to U.S. universities

WASHINGTON The Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday stirred anger at U.S. universities, which said its proposals to tax endowments of private institutions and repeal a deduction for student-loan interest payments would hurt institutions and students.

Nov 01 2017

Trump kills class-action rule against banks, lightening Wall Street regulation

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a Congressional resolution on Wednesday that lets banks block customers from filing class action lawsuits, partly delivering on his election campaign promise to lighten U.S. financial regulation.

Oct 31 2017

Vocal, powerful critic of Wall Street rules leaving Congress

WASHINGTON Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, announced on Tuesday that he would retire from Congress at the end of 2018, marking the exit of Congress's leading advocate for rolling back strict financial rules.

Oct 30 2017

U.S. regulator asks Trump not to dismantle class-action rule

WASHINGTON A top U.S. regulator for Wall Street took the unusual step on Monday of directly asking President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that allows financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, a request likely to be ignored.

Oct 26 2017

U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers' rights to sue

WASHINGTON The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces.

Oct 25 2017

After win on U.S. class actions, finance firms aim to kill payday loan rules

WASHINGTON After the U.S. Congress killed a rule allowing customers to band together to sue financial firms over disputes, the door may open for a similar attempt to push back a new rule curbing payday lenders, said lawyers and lobbyists on Wednesday.

Oct 25 2017

Republicans, Wall Street score victory in dismantling class-action rule

WASHINGTON Banks, credit card issuers and other financial companies will be able to block customers from banding together to sue over disputes, after the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly killed a rule banning the firms from using "forced arbitration" clauses.

Oct 24 2017

U.S. lawmakers seek to permanently halt settlement 'slush funds'

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation to end government settlements with companies that require payouts to outside organizations, a practice they decry as a “slush fund” for left-wing interest groups.

Oct 18 2017

Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign. | Video

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