On May 22, 2015, during the ongoing negotiations about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) amendments, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined a letter organized by the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT) opposing Senate Amendment No. 1251 (SA 1251) to the bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities & Accountability Act of 2015, or TPA. This amendment would create special rules for China to make it more difficult for China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, the TPA legislation already provides a mechanism for Congress to approve new TPP partners so the amendment is unnecessary and would "undermine the ability of the U.S. government to reach the aim of TPP to open markets in the Asian region and promote economic growth and job creation in the United States." The letter is available here.