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September 18, 2023

Senate Will No Longer Enforce Dress Code for Senators

The Senate will no longer enforce a dress code for senators, according to a new report.

The announcement comes after multiple complaints about Sen. John Fetterman, known for wearing his infamous hoodie on the Senate floor.

"However, others entering the chamber must comply with the dress code. Coats/ties for men. Business attire for women," tweeted Chad Pergram, Fox News senior congressional correspondent.

"Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., quietly sent the directive to the Senate's sergeant at arms, news website Axios reported," the report added.

“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer said in a statement, according to the Daily Wire.

"Relaxing enforcement of the dress code, which appears to be more of a tradition than written policy, is sure to make life easier for Fetterman in particular," it added.

Some jokingly even referred to the new policy as the Fetterman Rule, as the change came following controversy over the Pennsylvania senator's hoodies and shorts.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called out Fetterman over the rule change in a searing post on X, formerly Twitter.

"The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful. Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions. Stop lowering the bar!" she wrote.

The change won't make much of a difference for most senators, as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he plans to continue wearing a suit, but at least one Democrat will now be free to dress more comfortably without breaking the Senate's policy in the days ahead.

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