Maybe it’s just me, but I think Congress has more important things to work on than their dress code. Things like health insurance, immigration, etc. So when I hear there’s a big flap going on about the dress code, I have to wonder, you know? After some uproar about how the House of Representatives enforces its dress code, Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he and the House sergeant-at-arms will work to update it. The dress code calls for professional attire in the House chamber and the Speaker’s lobby, and some female journalists have recently not been allowed to enter the Speaker’s lobby due to sleeveless dresses or open-toed shoes. Critics say the dress code is selectively enforced; GOP Rep. Martha McSally even did so Wednesday during a speech on the House floor. “The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors,” Ryan said, per the Hill. “It’s nothing new and certainly not something that I devised. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that enforcement couldn’t stand to be a bit modernized.” Politico notes that the dress code has also been called sexist, and adds that female Democrats were considering a protest.
Dear Congress, you have more important things to do! GET TO IT