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Congress’s Dress Code May
Bar Some Professional Wear,
But That’s Not The Point

The Federalist, by Jordyn Pair

Original Article

Posted By:Harlowe, 7/13/2017 11:29:53 PM

Let’s start with the obvious: wearing sleeveless dresses and open-toed shoes is not necessarily unprofessional, depending on one’s profession and workplace rules and norms. But blatantly ignoring rules then announcing your transgression is. (Snip) Update: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has announced he will be working with the Sergeant-at-Arms to update the congressional dress code. Ryan noted the dress code was not something he created, before saying it should be modernized.

Constant assault in one form or another on tradition and/or traditional values has transformed and diminished American culture to the point of serious concern by traditionalists. Now, the dissatisfaction is with the House Dress Code; the female snowflakes are melting because they cannot wear sleeveless dresses. Speaker Ryan would do well to seriously consider what the trend of “casual” dress has done to sartorial standards and the ensuing dilution and/or disregard for the rule of law, for professional authority—especially in the public school system.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/13/2017 11:52:27 PM     (No. 11318380)

It´s pretty awkward to tell women they can´t enter Congress in a sleeveless dress when First Ladies beginning with the Mooch have been representing the country there and everywhere sans sleeves.

The open-toed shoes rule is pretty draconian, too.

That said, I´m glad Congress is striking a blow for decorum and I hope they don´t relax their standards too much.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/13/2017 11:58:58 PM     (No. 11318382)

Members of Congress are not the First Ladies. That bit of relativism just won’t fly. For the members of Congress, the dress code rules are there. They should abide by them.

It is interesting that the author of this excellent piece is a junior at Hillsdale College.

It is also interesting that Rep. McSally looks sloppy in her protest attire. Very, very unprofessional. She looks and sounds like a fool. These times are far too serious for that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/14/2017 12:00:51 AM     (No. 11318383)

They have to do everything in their power to keep Pelosi out of her mini-skirt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2017 12:01:54 AM     (No. 11318385)

For those who don’t recall, here’s a memory refresher on what Melania Trump wore to her husband’s speech to Congress:


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Reply 5 - Posted by: jmkotow, 7/14/2017 12:09:25 AM     (No. 11318388)

Jobs, Health Care, Reduce Taxes, Infrastructure, Wall, Budget, lets do these First then Dress Code !!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2017 12:10:09 AM     (No. 11318389)

McSally’s idea of “open-toed shoes” appears in the photo of her that is shown in the main photo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/14/2017 12:37:27 AM     (No. 11318413)

They can scream/discuss/complain about the dress code when they work 5 days a week, 48 weeks a year!

Even in regular businesses the Friday casual day is often abused - mostly by females.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JustCause, 7/14/2017 12:40:31 AM     (No. 11318414)

Reply 5 says it all.

I guess they have to fill the time (reduced August recess) with something inane, rather than doing the work promised.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/14/2017 1:06:15 AM     (No. 11318421)

Go back to powdered wigs, stockings, coats, ruffled shirts, and vests.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pchristopher, 7/14/2017 1:54:41 AM     (No. 11318445)

Doesn´t surprise me....she doesn´t look particularly bright. It´s another attempt to downgrade standards.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jerrodmason, 7/14/2017 2:48:21 AM     (No. 11318472)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jerrodmason, 7/14/2017 2:56:41 AM     (No. 11318476)

Sorry for the fumblefingered blank comment.

I am a big fan of my congresswoman McSally, but I think she is wrong here, very wrong.

Don´t dismiss this lady as a fool, though (as did #10). She is a USAFA grad and the first female fighter squadron commander, and fought successfully against the sharia-approved dress code for US military females serving in the mideast. She´s also a triathlete champion and frequent singer of the national anthem at sporting events.

All that said, she´s still wrong. But at least she´s standing up for the second amendment! (Think about it.)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ozwestie, 7/14/2017 3:13:51 AM     (No. 11318480)

Thank your lucky stars bare arms are all you have to worry about, we have a Senator here is Australia who stands on the Senate floor breastfeeding her baby :-(.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/14/2017 4:27:53 AM     (No. 11318493)

That was totally inappropriate dress for Congress. I don´t care what point you are making.

When Obola was prez, MOOoochelle showed up sleeveless and out of season clothing to draw attention to her, not the occasion.

There was a time in this country where we dressed as well as the Royal Family and we didn´t look like orphans digging worms.

If you don´t care enough about yourself to dress appropriate when you leave home, why should I respect you?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/14/2017 6:08:50 AM     (No. 11318507)

I agree that this issue should not be addressed until Congress gets serious about its work ethic and actually performs at a professional level. Seems to me that everyday is casual Friday around there.

Frankly, I am appalled by the professional attire I see coming from most workplaces. Why don´t they all just wear scrubs and be done with it? How you dress matters and whether you like it or not, you are judged by how you present yourself. Like the dumbing down of America, this pathetic idea of wearing clothes you wear to the grocery store in a professional setting is just shameful. Buck up, people. Decorum matters. Don´t even get me started on the attire I see people wearing at church, funerals and weddings.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 7/14/2017 6:56:57 AM     (No. 11318557)

So this is how Paul Ryan spends his time.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/14/2017 7:36:37 AM     (No. 11318589)

Back in the 1970s, the sgt at arms, I believe, was ´Fishbait´ Miller. (operating from memory here)
A new congresswoman from NYC, Bella Abzug, appeared at the door of the House, wearing a hat. (her trademark)
Fishbait stopped her, and said, ´no hats allowed.´
Abzug responded, "F... you, Fishbait!"
Things have never been the same since.
(As a postscript, Jimmy Carter hired Bella to be his ´women´s issues´ aide. He had to fire her pretty quickly, because Bella had to be Bella. She was remarkably obnoxious - moreso than Lizzie Warren, by a factor of 10.)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/14/2017 7:36:50 AM     (No. 11318590)

I´m pleased that The House is getting things done.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rolfnader, 7/14/2017 7:38:45 AM     (No. 11318593)

I couldn´t be prouder of our ´Policy Wonk´. Don´t you ever say that he isn´t getting anything done!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 7/14/2017 7:42:48 AM     (No. 11318600)

Republicans should all be required to wear yellow to match the color of the stripe running up their backside.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/14/2017 8:02:16 AM     (No. 11318614)

How long before Dems show up dressed in 1969 ´Woodstock´ attire, replete with roach clips for earrings?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/14/2017 8:17:32 AM     (No. 11318625)

When this story first broke a couple of weeks ago because some reporter was denied entrance because of her sleeveless, one of the arguments (on local talk radio) to liberalize the dress code was the heat and humidity here in DC. I had to laugh because, yes, it is hot and humid here but we have AC now so the idea that the heat is too much when you´re mostly just walking to and from a building for a few minutes is intolerable is pathetic.

And just like now most women do not wear any hose* and even if you have a nice tan and legs, it just looks tacky especially when wearing a professional dress or suit.

* -Yes, I know, FLOTUS does not wear hose.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jackie, 7/14/2017 8:23:32 AM     (No. 11318630)

I wonder if the Congress person from AZ used her own idea of dress code while in the Academy or flying.. I think not or she would have had her butt thrown out. This just shows how much she respects the people that voted her in and the rules she should be following. It is not a high school and she is not 15 years old. Grow up and act responsible Congress person.
She looked like a bag lady..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2017 8:51:30 AM     (No. 11318652)

A look at her idea of “open toed shoes” reveals clunky strap sandals over bare, rather unattractive feet. Sort of Birkenstocky.

They need to be specific and say “no sandals”.

The young writer’s point was that the existing rules need to be obeyed.

As for McSally, a look at her photos over time show a woman who dressed very appropriately for business when she was running for election, and now wants to let her hair down and look rather sloppy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2017 8:52:49 AM     (No. 11318654)

(hit submit too soon)

Had McSally worn while she was campaigning the kind of stuff she wants to wear now, she’d not have been elected.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dwa, 7/14/2017 9:54:54 AM     (No. 11318722)

I guess if McSally wrote a law that was eventually passed, she would have no problem with people ignoring that law.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: cny, 7/14/2017 10:50:11 AM     (No. 11318778)

That McSally person looks very smug for someone who is 100% wrong.

Reply 24 reminded me of how hillary´s minions cleaned her up for her stint as First Lady, but remember how she looked after she became Senator? Awful - she let everything go. It was shocking.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 7/14/2017 1:27:56 PM     (No. 11318975)

Sleeves? Dress codes? Sexist!

Let everybody around Congress today treat the setting with the kind of dignity it deserves... TANK TOPS for all.

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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
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Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have

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