The new rule — or lack of a rule — takes effect this week. It will allow Fetterman to wear his signature outfit in the Senate chambers.
by Julia Terruso Published Sep. 18, 2023, 11:12 a.m. ET
Sen. John Fetterman can now wear his signature shorts and hoodie on the Senate floor without fear of violating a Senate dress code.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) quietly directed the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms to no longer enforce the Senate’s already informal dress code, Axios reported on Sunday.
“Senators are able to choose what they want to wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer said in a statement.
The new rule — or lack of a rule — takes effect this week. It wasn’t immediately clear if Schumer changed the rule specifically with Fetterman in mind