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House Dress Code Falls Short

<i> Associated Press</i>

A jacket and tie is standard for any man on the floor of the House, but the dress code says nothing about shorts, as Rep. Jack Quinn (R-N.Y.) proved Wednesday.

“They said you need a tie and a coat and I qualify,” he told a group of reporters aghast at the sight of his casual attire.

He also wore deck shoes without socks.

With the House regrouping after a week’s recess, Quinn explained that he had just flown in from his district, where he was celebrating the Buffalo Sabres’ 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Washington Capitals in the NHL Eastern Conference finals.

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He said he also wanted to dispel the notion that it’s always cold in Buffalo.

“I just came from Buffalo and it’s gorgeous,” Quinn said.


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