Saturday, July 15, 2017
Congresswomen protest for 'right to bare arms'
On Friday, more than 30 congresswomen on both sides of the aisle wore sleeveless dresses to support their "right to bare arms."
The lawmakers were protesting the dress code in the Speaker's Lobby, a room bordering the House chamber where lawmakers congregate between votes and where reporters conduct interviews. The dress code for the room has required women -- reporters and lawmakers -- to wear dresses and blouses with sleeves if they want to enter. The rule also requires men to wear jackets and ties.
"The rules are kind of archaic -- if we just went by tradition in this chamber then we wouldn't have a women's bathroom off the floor," California Democrat Linda Sanchez said, referring to the lack of a women's bathroom off the floor until recent years.
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