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Biography for Mara Lee

Mara Lee, Associate Editor, is a reporter for International Trade Today and its sister publications Export Compliance Daily and Trade Law 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

Rare Earth Magnets Target of New Section 232 Investigation

The Commerce Department has initiated a Section 232 case to determine whether the importation of neodymium magnets, a type of rare-earth magnet used to improve motor efficiency, is imperiling the national security of the United States. The department signaled it…Subscribe to Read >>

House Must Pass Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Bill, Senate Co-Sponsor Says

Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the co-chair of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, said that in order to transition as soon as possible to renewable energy without doing so "on the backs of slave labor," the House of Representatives…Subscribe to Read >>

Congestion Inland and at Ports Driving Costs, Delays, Panelists Say

Customs brokers in Washington to lobby for the Customs Business Fairness Act renewal should also talk about the importance of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America transportation committee members told the…Subscribe to Read >>

Former Trade Negotiator Says WH Remarks Don't Change TPP Calculus Much

A day after the White House's primary spokesperson said that if there's an opportunity to renegotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that's a discussion the U.S. could join, a former White House trade negotiator said the path to reentering the TPP is…Subscribe to Read >>

Wyden Says Drawback Changes for Tobacco on 'Menu of Options' for Pay-Fors

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says that although his initial list of pay-fors did not include any taxes on tobacco, he thinks the House Ways and Means Committee proposal is worthy of being included on what he called…Subscribe to Read >>