Schumer’s Sept. 17 decision led to a bipartisan backlash in the chamber as well as on social media. Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-W VA) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) sponsored the bipartisan bill.
The new rules specify a jacket, tie, and pants for men but don’t specify attire for female members of the chamber.
Attempting to walk back his actions the previous week in relaxing the dress code, Schumer said Wednesday, "Though we’ve never had an official dress code, the events over the past week have made us all feel as though formalizing one is the right path forward.”
After the vote, Fetterman's office posted a well-known meme of actor Kevin James shrugging.
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