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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.

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Nov 19 2017

HINTERGRUND-Jede Stimme zählt - Trumps Steuerreform im US-Senat

Washington/Berlin Das derzeit wichtigste Projekt von US-Präsident Donald Trump, die große Steuerreform, steht vor seiner wohl höchsten Hürde: Die Republikaner im Senat müssen ihren Gesetzentwurf durch die Kongresskammer bringen, in der bereits der Rückbau der Gesundheitsreform Obamacare scheiterte.

Nov 16 2017

Moderate Collins back in prominent role in Senate tax drama

WASHINGTON Senator Susan Collins is back in the spotlight as a crucial swing vote in the U.S. Senate as she raises questions about how combining a Republican tax-cut plan with a partial repeal of Obamacare will affect middle-class Americans.

Nov 14 2017

Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of key Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months.

Nov 09 2017

Rival Republican tax-cut plans emerging in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 Rival Republican tax-cut plans were emerging in the U.S. Congress on Thursday that differed on issues such as cutting the corporate income tax, the deduction for state and local taxes and the tax on inheritances paid by the richest Americans.

Nov 08 2017

Tax-cut debate in U.S. Congress swings to Senate bill

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate tax-cut bill, differing from one in the House of Representatives, was expected to be unveiled on Thursday, complicating a Republican tax overhaul push and increasing skepticism on Wall Street about the effort.

Nov 03 2017

Trump urges adding anti-Obamacare provision to tax bill: lawmaker

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing Republicans to change their tax-cut bill to include a repeal of the Obamacare mandate that requires individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine, the House of Representative's top tax lawmaker said on Friday.

Nov 03 2017

U.S. House approves funding for children's healthcare program

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money.

Oct 31 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans want to speed Trump nominee approvals

WASHINGTON Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate, expressing frustration at how slowly President Donald Trump's nominees are being confirmed, on Tuesday called for changes in the chamber's procedures to speed up the approval process.

Oct 26 2017

House narrowly passes measure paving way for Trump tax cuts

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives helped pave the way on Thursday for deep tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders, but barely overcame a revolt within party ranks that could foreshadow trouble ahead. | Video

Oct 25 2017

Republican tax fight complicates plan to pass budget in House

WASHINGTON A budget plan crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes for large-scale tax cuts looked set for a close vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday after some Republicans vowed opposition in an effort to protect a popular tax break.

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