House Representatives speak out following debate about dress code

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There’s controversy over what women can wear to work in the Missouri House Chambers. Representatives recently passed house rules that included an updated dress code, requiring women to wear a jacket over their clothing.

    Lawmakers said it is standard for representatives to vote on house rules at the beginning of a new legislative session. Any changes to the rules are presented.

    According the to Associated Press, Representative Ann Kelley introduced an amendment describing what women can wear on the house floor. The Associated Press said Kelley wanted to match the women’s dress code to the men’s.

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