The name “Fetterman rule” came from the fact that Senator John Fetterman liked to wear casual clothes.
ARLINGTON, Virginia: People in the U.S. have different thoughts about the Senate’s new dress code, which lets members wear more casual clothes.
Fox News Digital talked to a few people in northern Virginia, which is close to Washington, D.C., about what they thought about Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ending the long-standing rule that senators must wear suits, ties, or other formal clothing.
The sudden change to the dress code has been called the “Fetterman rule” because Democrat Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman likes to wear casual clothes to the Capitol.
On this topic, Americans had different opinions. Some thought the rules were a loss of respect, while others said that casual clothes are “not only more friendly to people, but also to the environment.”
“I like to wear traditional clothes,” said one person. “I think that should be the standard.”
“Maybe on a Friday or in the summer, you can be a little more flexible, but I wouldn’t break with tradition,” she said.
“And I think it shows confidence, which isn’t something you should take for granted,” she said.
Someone else said that the change to the dress code is “cool,” even though he doesn’t care much about politics.
One of the people who answered said that he thinks the change is “a good thing” for when senators need to vote quickly.
“But I think it would be better for Senate decorum and the work they do there if they wore a full suit or dress,” he said.
On the other hand, someone else said the change is “wonderful.”
“It’s a lot easier on the senators if they don’t have to think about what tie to wear or what suit to wear in the morning,”
“It saves them time so they can help the community more and serve us,” he said.
After Schumer made the change, the new dress code has upset people on both sides of the line in the Senate.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is getting ready to release a joint bill next week that would bring back the Senate’s dress code. Last weekend, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., loosened the rules.
The resolution would make it so that lawmakers have to wear coats, ties, or work clothes when they are on the Senate floor.
“Next week, Senator Manchin plans to file a bipartisan resolution to make sure the Senate dress code stays the same as before,” a spokeswoman for Manchin’s office said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Friday.