Political journalist Carl Bernstein and key executives from Microsoft and Intel were among the speakers.
The AAFA has undergone a changing of the guard.
Taxes, the economy and trade were hot topics tonight.
American Apparel & Footwear Association’s annual event will be hosted by Katie Couric.
The bill, introduced in the House in May, made its way to the Senate this week.
The bill could save U.S. companies $57 million.
Trump’s trade rhetoric continues to top the list of major concerns for the fashion industry’s top executives.
“They’re playing to a narrative for a minority of voters,” said the president of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association marked the opening of its new headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12.