Senate Dress Code to No Longer Be Enforced


The Senate dress code will no longer be enforced by the Senate’s sergeant at arms after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) directed them to make the change. 

The Washington Examiner reported that the rule goes into effect this week and Schumer stated, “Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit.”

The changes have led to online conversations about why dress codes exist. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wrote, “Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions. Stop lowering the bar!”

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Chad Pergram, senior congressional correspondent for Fox News, pointed out that although Senate members no longer have to adhere to a dress code, the rules for others remain in effect. 

He said, “Senators can now what ever they want. However, others entering the chamber must comply with the dress code.”

“Coats/ties for men. Business attire for women,” he added.

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Bestselling author and podcast host Michael Malice stated, “My compromise position is that the proper dress code for Senators is handcuffs and jumpsuits.”

Journalist Ed Krassenstein noted, “This means Senator John Fetterman will be able to wear his preferred clothing on the Senate floor.”

He then asked readers, “Do you support this decision? Do you care what our Senators wear?”

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Stephen Miller, senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, responded, “A grotesque debasement not only of the institution of the Senate but of the United States before the world.”

Podcast host Craig Chamberlin also responded and said, “They can stop enforcing it, but those who dress to impress will always have better optics.”

“Dressing up isn’t for the person dressing up. It’s out of respect for others around you. It shows them you care enough about them to make yourself presentable,” he went on. 

Then he concluded, “It’s about manners.”

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Jessica is a homeschooling mother of 5, and author of "Homeschooling on a Budget," and other titles. She has written for, "RSBN," "Chicken Soup for the Soul," "The Epoch Times," "Missouri Conservationist," "The Federalist," "The St. Louis Post Dispatch," and her work has won four Missouri Writer's Guild Awards.

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