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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

May 17 2018

Some U.S. House Republicans see progress on 'Dreamer' immigration deal

WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support. | Video

May 17 2018

U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a sugar amendment to the sweeping farm bill, bolstering the likelihood the House could approve it this week if a Republican standoff over immigration is resolved.

May 16 2018

House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan sought to head off revolts on Wednesday from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers battled over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation. | Video

May 16 2018

U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China's ZTE Corp , calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company.

May 15 2018

U.S. lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China's ZTE

WASHINGTON, May 15 U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China's ZTE Corp, calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company.

May 14 2018

Rhetoric over U.S. exit from Iran deal rises amid threat of sanctions

WASHINGTON The United States threatened on Sunday to impose sanctions on European companies that do business with Iran, as the remaining participants in the Iran nuclear accord stiffened their resolve to keep that agreement operational.

May 10 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan eyes immigration bill before November elections

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal "Dreamer" immigrants as well as border security issues.

May 09 2018

Rebel House Republicans seek to force 'Dreamer' immigration vote

WASHINGTON A breakaway group of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives defied their leaders on Wednesday in an attempt to force bipartisan action on legislation protecting young illegal 'Dreamer' immigrants from deportation.

May 08 2018

Democrats say Republicans' $15 billion spending cut request 'hypocritical'

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday began trying to convince U.S. lawmakers to support $15 billion in spending cuts, which Democrats called a hypocritical bid to reclaim an image of fiscal conservatism following Republicans' deficit-ballooning tax cuts of 2017.

May 08 2018

Democrats say Republicans' $15 billion spending cut request 'hypocritical'

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Tuesday began trying to convince U.S. lawmakers to support $15 billion (11.08 billion pounds) in spending cuts, which Democrats called a hypocritical bid to reclaim an image of fiscal conservatism following Republicans' deficit-ballooning tax cuts of 2017.

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