Senate Unanimously Passes Formal Dress Code

– The Senate unanimously passed a resolution formalizing business attire as the proper dress code for the floor of the chamber.

– The resolution requires men to wear a coat, tie, and slacks.

– The resolution does not specify what women should wear on the Senate floor.

– The resolution was passed after a backlash to a decision by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to relax the chamber's unwritten dress code.

The decision to relax the dress code was seen as an attempt to accommodate Sen. John Fetterman 

D-Pa., who is known for his casual dress sense. 

– Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the resolution was passed to "ensure that the Senate floor remains a place of dignity and respect."