By Teresa Bonner (pennlive.com/TNS)
With little fanfare, the U.S. Senate’s dress code for members has been set aside to allow members to wear what they want, effective Monday, NBC reports.
The change will allow U.S. Sen. John Letterman, D-Pa., who usually dresses in shorts and hoodie, to remain on the Senate floor before and after votes.
Fetterman wore a suit and tie when he first began serving in the Senate, but following his treatment for clinical depression he returned to his habit of wearing more casual garb.
Axios first reported that Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer on Friday instructed the Senate Sergeant at Arms to no longer enforce the dress code for members. It still applies to staff and others on the Senate floor.
Under the dress code, men and women were required to wear business attire on the Senate floor. Fetterman has been able to circumvent the policy via a loophole that allows members of the Senate who were not properly attired to vote from the edge of the Senate floor, with one foot still in the cloakroom.
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