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Ryan will modernize dress code

in Important Issues

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that he will work with the House sergeant-at-arms to update and modernize the dress code in the chamber and Speaker’s lobby after complaints about how the rules are being enforced.

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.”

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Ryan defended the sergeant-at-arms’s interpretation of the dress code but said it could be relaxed a bit.

“The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors. 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,” Ryan said.

“Decorum is important, especially for this institution, and a dress code in the chamber and the lobby makes sense,” the Speaker added. “We also don’t need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire, so look for a change on that soon.”

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/341880-ryan-house-will-modernize-dress-code

  • DrRGP

    Tank tops and short shorts can’t be far behind.

    • The Redman

      Most white-folks love per-v-ness. hahahhahahhahah

      • larry harvey

        Redman–You write racist nonsense. Never judge people by the color of their skin but by their character and integrity. There are good and bad in every group.

        • The Redman

          Hey, hairy back harvey. U white-folks have ruined the world wit yall inbreeding, guns, lying, stealing, killing 4 no good reasons, hating, and all while in denial. so, there, go pick yo lice, boy. hahahahhahahahahha

          • larry harvey

            Redman- Do you believe every single person who was born white is evil? Do you believe that every single person who was not born white is good? If one is born white (or any other color) is that person responsible for the evil deeds committed by others with similar skin hue? It is true that many people who were born white have through history committed evil acts (Hitler and Stalin, KKK people to name a few). But there were many other white people (and those of other colors) who are good and who have made major positive contributions to history. All white people are NOT the same, nor are all blacks the same, nor are those of other races the same within each race. The color of one’s skin has nothing to do with one’s character or whether one is good or bad!

          • The Redman

            Hey, hairy-larry. 98% of all white-folks R evil. they tend 2 B money greedy, gun worshiping, hater, demons in pink skin. hahahahhahahahahaha. and most of em live deep in denial of it, while the other 2%. wonder Y they R dat way. hahahahahahhahaah

  • Robert

    Nah, let ‘er rip, Mr. Speaker. Tattoos, hairy faces, sagging bosoms, sockless feet. nose rings, purple hair, ad nauseum. The rock generation has ARRIVED !! Anything goes.

    • The Redman

      white-folks ruined america morals.

  • UofHPaul

    It’s a shame the idiot cannot find the time or intestinal fortitude to make some difference for conservatives. Uh, I think that was what he was elected to do anyway.

    • The Redman

      Yep. mostly power hungry white-folks dat has ruin america. hahahahhahahha

  • The Redman

    white-folks have ruin america, and no 1 is saying dat its dem who has ruined it.

    • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

      Ewe can finally wear yo bes sleeveless dress an open toed shoes, ewe bottom boy! Butt ewe won’t be a wearing yo sleeveless dress very long, will ewe, puppy rapist? NAW SUHH!! Ewe be JUMPIN out yo Bruce Gender collection of formal wear! Yassuh ewe sho will!! Now go borrow yo mamma’s lipstick an color yo bunghole, ewe walkin talkin, banna-split!

      • The Redman

        U’re a loser, and U show it. hahahahahhahahah

        • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

          Yo mammy sho’s it…… ta anybody who will pay her backside, fity cents!! Dats what ewe spends yo allowance on, huh? Yo mammy is one smart bidness, ho, huh? She gives ewe fity cent fo ewe takin care of da men folks dat yo mammy can’t service, an den ewe gives it all BACK ta dat ho!! Yassuh! Sho nuff!!! Ewe is stupid.

          • The Redman

            U post like a real idiot trying 2 word-up like a black folk. U ah inbred, get over it. hahahhahahahhahaha

          • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

            Hahahahahaha!! Ewe sho nuff IS black! Ewe ain’t no “red man”!! Ewe is a stupid, mutt, high yaller, homo!! Hahahahahaha!

          • The Redman

            Even yo own no good mama knew U were a loser the same day she swallowed U as a seed. U caused her stomach 2 B upset, and she squirted U out. hahahahahhahahahahaha.

          • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

            Ooo! Ewe nuttin but a faker! You claimed to be “Red” an ewe nuttin but a mulatto! Ewe claim to be a “man”, but ewe nuttin but a hermaphrodite!! Hahahahahaha! Yo mamma tried to kill herself when she saw ewe was a freak!! We call ewe nubby-hole!!!
            Dats y ewe licks da men’s and da womens!! Hahaha!

          • The Redman

            I bet there’s no truth in U. how many of yo lil family member have U over taken, truthfully. coward. hahahahahahahhahahah

  • Willie Reeves

    I would think this clown Ryan would and should have much better things to do other than worry about a dress code. This is why nothing can get done in this government the worry is always about the wrong things because of these clowns. Mr. Ryan take off that clown outfit and you will have a new dress code.

  • Red Steiner

    Such an important job for Ryan.

  • gimillie

    Oh,for goodness sakes! I don’t care what you wear. Start supporting our President, repeal Obama care, encourage the senate to approve his appointees and start acting together as a GOP group. The Dems are so much better at sticking together And their Democratic president ruined the USA. Come on Republicans, get together!!

    • larry harvey

      Repeal Obamacare and implement Trumpcare and leave millions of Americans without affordable health care then see what happens at the polls next year.

  • kk1949

    I have a question? JUST WHO GIVES A RAT?? Let’s talk about issues that have not been resolved. Let’s talk about Ryan on the same aircraft as Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, let’s talk about the replacement of back stabbing Paul Ryan. I only wish I lived in his state as I would lead the march against his reelection!!

    • larry harvey

      Poor Paul, he gets h–ll from the right as well as from the left.

  • larry harvey

    Although some dress code is necessary to retain decorum, in modern times it is acceptable to wear more comfortable and less formal clothing.