Ryan: House will modernize dress code

Some female Capitol Hill journalists have recently been barred from entering the Speaker’s lobby, the private hallway connected to the House chamber, because they were wearing sleeveless dresses or open-toed shoes. That sparked complaints from reporters about selective enforcement of the dress code, which only calls for professional attire.

Ryan’s announcement came a day after Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) ridiculed the dress code during a speech on the House floor, saying she was dressed professionally, “which happens to be a sleeveless dress and open-toes shoes.”

“We also don’t need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire, so look for a change on that soon.”

Ryan: House will modernize dress code | TheHill




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