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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

The House Select Committee on China's chairman and ranking member acknowledged that momentum for legislation on TikTok has dissipated, but Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., said that behind the scenes he and others are working on "compromise language that will avoid some of the pitfalls of the Senate's approach, which a lot of people on my side felt was too broad ... which still does what we want it to do, which is ban [TikTok] or force a sale."Read More >>

A former senior export control official with the Commerce Department told the House Select Committee on China that he thinks the Entity List is ineffective against China, because countries can change their names, establish partnerships, change locations, and because the Entity List is a "meat cleaver" approach, given that listed parties are subject to very strict licensing requirements.Read More >>