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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 05 2018

Brazil's pension bill short on votes, running out of time

BRASILIA President Michel Temer appealed to Congress on Monday to approve his pension reform proposal to bring Brazil's budget deficit under control, but a cabinet minister said his government still lacks some 40 votes to pass the unpopular bill.

Dec 18 2017

Brazil tries to avert credit downgrade as pension reform doubts grow

BRASILIA Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles will speak to major credit rating agencies on Thursday as the government scrambles to avoid a sovereign debt downgrade due to growing doubts that its proposed pension reform can rein in surging public debt.

Dec 12 2017

Brazil Senate passes bill to boost ethanol, biodiesel use

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian senators passed on Tuesday a bill proposing sharp increases in the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in the country in coming years, as a way to help cut carbon emissions.

Nov 09 2017

Brazil pledges to keep most fiscal savings in diluted pension bill

BRASILIA Brazilian officials promised on Thursday that a diluted proposal to overhaul pensions would achieve at least half the fiscal savings of the original bill, as the government ramped up negotiations in the hopes of getting to a vote in Congress by the end of the year.

Nov 08 2017

Brazil moves to dilute unpopular pension reform bill

BRASILIA Brazilian congressional leaders will meet on Thursday to agree on a watered down version of an unpopular pension reform bill after the government conceded it cannot muster enough support for its proposed belt-tightening.

Oct 31 2017

Brazil OKs amended bill on car-hailing apps after Uber lobbying

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate approved a weaker version of a hotly disputed bill to regulate car-hailing services like Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday after the U.S. company's chief executive warned it could make its business unworkable in the country.

Oct 25 2017

Brazil's Congress rejects corruption case against President Temer

BRASILIA Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-right leader who investors hope will bring Brazil's budget deficit under control.

Oct 18 2017

Brazil's Temer escapes corruption charges in committee vote

BRASILIA A congressional committee voted 39-26 on Wednesday to reject charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer stemming from a corruption case involving the world's largest meatpacker.

Sep 28 2017

Brazil poll shows Temer approval plummets on new graft charges

BRASILIA The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer's scandal-plagued government has sunk further since new corruption charges were brought against him, and 92 percent of Brazilians do not trust him, a new poll published on Thursday showed.

Jul 27 2017

Just 5 percent approve of Brazilian leader Temer's gov't: poll

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer's approval rating has fallen to just 5 percent and 87 percent of those asked say they do not trust the corruption-plagued leader, according to a survey released on Thursday by pollster Ibope.

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