"This is not the biggest thing going on in Washington today. It's not even one of the biggest things going on in Washington today."
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, regarding the formalization of a Senate dress code after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moved to relax the unofficial dress code just days earlier. The SHORTS Act, introduced by Romney and Joe Manchin, requires business attire, specifying “a coat, tie and slacks or other long pants” for men; the resolution doesn’t say anything about women. Despite the seeming-frivolity of the resolution, Romney did highlight the bipartisan victory, saying that “what may not be a real big problem, but it’s an important thing and makes a difference to a lot of people.” (NPR — Sept. 28, 2023)