Boehner to Congress: Dress Up, Slobs
Lawmakers spotted in jeans at work
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 27, 2013 10:20 AM CST
House Speaker John Boehner meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Just to solidify your sinking perception that Congress is a lot like first grade, John Boehner is yelling at his membership about violating the House dress code: "Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief your appearance on the floor might be. You know who you are," Boehner told lawmakers yesterday in a review of the rules. Lawmakers have gone to work in jeans and baseball caps, Politico notes, and Boehner, who has a reputation for dressing well, has made the comment before. "Looks like #sequester is already hitting wardrobes of Members of Congress," tweeted Rep. Justin Amash this week. "I saw ppl wearing jeans & khakis on House floor."

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Feb 28, 2013 9:49 AM CST
Thank you, Speaker Boehner. We common folk are so extremely dismayed when our legislators (paid $174k annually, plus health insurance and perks) appear at their jobs looking like ...Mmmm, us! We expect a sense of ...Mmm, entitlement and decorum, in our elected reps. God knows they don't live in our world, so they shouldn't appear to come from our world. Otherwise, we might begin to realize they don't really care or represent us in that other upscale world known as Washington.
Feb 27, 2013 10:54 PM CST
Boner is hopeless. What an embarassment to the party!
Feb 27, 2013 6:02 PM CST
I don't care if they work in their underwear! I just wish they would DO THEIR JOBS!