Since the vote, Murkowski said she received a “not very pleasant” phone call from Secretary of State Ryan Zinke, who told her the President was “disappointed”.
‘You have to be strong to survive here,’ Rama, a quality supervisor at the Richa Global factory in Gurgaon tells me, just audible above the thrum of sewing machinery and ceiling fans running monotonously in the background.
All eyes were on Mc Cain, the war hero with brain cancer who had come back to Washington DC to cast the “deciding vote”.
When the Arizona Senator dropped his thumb at close to 2am, there was an audible gasp in the room.
It may have garnered less headlines at the time, but now, four years on, this key piece of legislation has proved a catalyst for cultural change in India’s garment supply chain thanks to progressive partnerships between NGOs and leading retailers.
Put simply, the focus has slowly shifted from safety to gender equality.