The Senate dress code has just gotten an update. Previously, stepping onto the Senate floor demanded senators to be clad in crisp suits, ties, and business dresses. But now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has eliminated the dress code requiring senators to don professional attire while on the Senate floor. And it’s all due to one senator from Pennsylvania.

Earlier this year, Senator John Fetterman towering at 6-foot-8, Fetterman became a fashion rebel of sorts when he appeared in the chamber donning a hoodie, gym shorts, and sneakers. Fetterman would go on to spend over a month at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while recovering from severe depression. After coming back from the therapeutic hiatus the towering Democrat returned to the capital with a fresh take on wardrobe preferences. Skipping the stuffy suit and tie, Fetterman showcased a laid-back look

It seems the “hoodie incident” along with Fetterman’s mental-health battle was enough to force Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to loosen the senate’s dress code tradition. Bur is it really a good idea to completely change a rule just because of one person?

Schumer told Axios:

“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit.”

Democratic Senator Peter Welch said of Fetterman in response to the change:

“He’s setting a new dress code. He was struggling. And now he’s a joyful person to be around.”

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