Senate Democrats Change Dress Code

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( – The U.S. Senate is going to stop enforcing a dress code for Senators. Fox News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram stated in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that everyone else who enters the upper chamber will still be required to comply with the dress code which states that men need to wear Coats and ties and the women need to be dressed in business attire.

According to an Axios report Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was the one to send the directive to the Senate’s sergeant at arms.

This change means that Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is going to be allowed to wear his gym shorts and hooded sweatshirt while serving in the Senate. While recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Fetterman had been praised for “redefining” the Senate’s fashion. Previously the senator had voted from the Democratic cloakroom’s doorway in order to not have to abide by the dress code that was mandatory in the Senate.

In May, Democrat Vermont Sen. Peter Welch had joked that Fetterman was setting a new dress code and stated that he had been “struggling” and usually he was a “joyful person to be around.”

Fetterman has also received criticism for his decision to not abide by the dress code. According to AP Fetterman’s staff had also tried to get him to wear a suit which he is known to hate.

Schumer in a statement to Axios pointed out that Senators would have the right to choose what they were going to wear while on the Senate floor and that he was planning on continuing to wear a suit.

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