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Biography for Mara Lee

Mara Lee, Associate Editor, is a reporter for International Trade Today and its sister publication Export Compliance Daily. She joined the Warren Communications News staff in early 2018, after covering health policy, Midwestern Congressional delegations, and the Connecticut economy, insurance and manufacturing sectors for the Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper (established 1674). Before arriving in Washington D.C. to cover Congress in 2005, she worked in Ohio, where she witnessed fervent presidential campaigning every four years.

Recent Articles by Mara Lee

Working Group Members Say USTR May Have Final Edits to USMCA Next Week

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., who leads the working group negotiating with the U.S. trade representative over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, said he anticipates that USTR Robert Lighthizer will send over text of the changes to the…Subscribe to Read >>

Pelosi Says USMCA Resolution Is 'Imminent'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that a resolution to the negotiations between the Democrats in the working group and the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is “imminent," and that she believes it can be a template for future trade…Subscribe to Read >>

House Majority Leader Says Democrats Have 'Sense of Urgency' to Move USMCA

On a day when more than two dozen House Republicans tweeted that their chamber should pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- most contrasting the impeachment movement with the lack of action on the trade deal -- the Democrats' No. 2…Subscribe to Read >>

ICE Policy Advisor Warns Criminal Prosecutions Possible for Importers, Retailers Over Forced Labor

NEW YORK -- While CBP recently issued multiple withhold release orders for goods the agency believes were produced with forced labor (see 1910010017 and 1902040017 and 1805210028), ICE is also working to increased enforcement of forced labor…Subscribe to Read >>

Navarro Says 'God Bless Tariffs in the Fly-Over States'

NEW YORK -- Peter Navarro, widely seen as the most protectionist voice in the White House, gave a full-throated defense to what he called “Trumpian economics," as he said tariffs on steel created millions of dollars in investment in Ohio…Subscribe to Read >>