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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 07:37 AM

 

Did I miss the protests against being forced to wear jackets, ties, and sleeves on the House floor?

Male Members, Senators, staff and guests are required to wear jackets and ties on the floor and females are required to wear "appropriate attire," including sleeves. I apparently wasn't paying attention when Republicans staged their sit-ins and other forms of civil disobedience to protest this invasion of their freedoms ...

Anybody have a link to stories and/or photos of those protests?

In the 96th Congress the Speaker announced that he considered as proper the customary and traditional attire for Members, including a coat and tie for male Members and appropriate attire for female Members (where thermostat controls had been raised in the summer to conserve energy); the House then adopted a resolution, offered as a question of the privileges of the House, requiring Members to wear proper attire as determined by the Speaker, and denying noncomplying Members the privilege of the floor. In the 106th, 109th, and 112th through 116th Congresses Members were reminded of the need to be in proper attire in the Chamber (June 28, 2000, p. 12654; June 20, 2006, p. 11895; Speaker Boehner, Jan. 23, 2012, p. 180; Speaker Boehner, Feb. 26, 2013, p. 1680; July 31, 2013, p. 12804; Speaker Boehner, Mar. 25, 2014, p. 4783; Speaker Boehner, Feb. 25, 2015, p. 2553; Speaker Ryan, June 23, 2017, p. l; Speaker Pelosi, Mar. 10, 2020, p. l), and the Chair has so admonished a Member speaking in debate without a jacket (Apr. 3, 2001, p. 5361) and has withdrawn recognition of a Member not wearing proper attire (Mar. 28, 2012, p. 4361).

House Rules, Constitution, and Jefferson's Manual for the 117th Congress, https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/HMAN-117/pdf/HMAN-117.pdf - (Citations omitted for reading clarity)

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:45 AM

1. Did we miss the protest?

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:58 AM

2. Oh, great. Now I'll never be able to unsee this

 

Thanks a lot ...

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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:10 AM

3. Perfect analogy. Absolutely PERFECT! Thanks. n/t

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