Todd Rokita, a Republican representative at the U.S. Congress from Indiana, has signed on as the 50th co-sponsor of the Affordable Footwear Act making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. The act would eliminate $800 million in import duties on some types of footwear, mostly work and children's shoes. The bill was reintroduced last July, after an initial introduction that failed in March 2009. Groups including the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America and the American Apparel and Footwear Association have lobbied in favor of the act. The FSRA believes that the bill will not go forward as a standalone act, but instead will be attached to some other trade legislation.