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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

08 Oct 2017

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to cutting a one-year or two-year deal with Democratic rivals as a way to kick-start reform of the nation's healthcare system, a key campaign pledge made by Trump and the Republican Party.

07 Oct 2017

EPA watchdog expands audit of administrator's travel: memo

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's watchdog is expanding a review of administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent travels to his home state Oklahoma to include more recent trips taken on military and charter flights, according to a memo seen on Friday.

06 Oct 2017

EPA may not replace Obama-era climate rule on repeal: draft

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not decided whether it will replace the Clean Power Plan - the centerpiece Obama-era climate change regulation - after it moves to repeal it, according to a draft of the proposal seen by Reuters on Friday.

06 Oct 2017

U.S. EPA may not replace Obama-era climate regulation after repeal -draft

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not decided whether it will replace the Clean Power Plan - the centerpiece Obama-era climate change regulation - after it moves to repeal it, according to a draft of the proposal seen by Reuters on Friday.

06 Oct 2017

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA

WASHINGTON Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

04 Oct 2017

Trump EPA to propose repealing Obama's climate regulation: document

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters.

04 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Trump EPA to propose repealing Obama's climate regulation - document

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration's centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. Interior Secretary investigated over speech to donor's hockey team

WASHINGTON The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke the law when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor in June, the agency said on Tuesday.

03 Oct 2017

U.S. Interior Dept. watchdog launches probe into Zinke's travel

WASHINGTON The Interior Department's watchdog agency has launched an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's travels after reports emerged last week that he had used a private plane owned by an oil executive, the inspector general's office said on Monday.

30 Sep 2017

Renewable energy investors see opportunity in Puerto Rico's demolished grid

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's antiquated and bankrupt electrical system, leaving millions in the dark and utility crews scrambling to help.

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