In a September 8 letter, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Finance Trade subcommittee, asked President Obama to exercise all available trade laws and mechanisms to slow the “surging” growth of imported Chinese solar panels that receive immense subsidies from the Chinese government, and warned of legislative action in the event the administration fails to act. Sen. Wyden argued national trade laws and World Trade Organization agreements give the administration ample tools to address the problem.