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Biography for Mara Lee

Mara Lee, Senior 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

Democrats and Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee signaled their displeasure to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, as she suggested that critical minerals mined or processed in Japan or Europe may be considered as in-bounds for regional value content if those countries reach a critical-minerals-specific trade agreement. The U.S. and Japan have a free trade agreement reached during the last administration (see 1909260014) which reduced or eliminated some tariffs, but was not a comprehensive FTA that required a vote from Congress.Read More >>

Although the Biden administration took unprecedented action to shield solar panel importers from antidumping and countervailing duties -- after hearing from a third of the Senate's Democratic caucus and two Republicans that the anti-circumvention investigation was harming the solar installation industry -- the political pressure has not abated.Read More >>