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House Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R‑In.) condemned Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D‑Calif.) for permitting “facemasks to be worn on the House floor that wouldn’t be allowed in a High School assembly hall.”
Under House rules adopted in 1996, Members are required to wear traditional business attire—two or three-piece suits or sport coats, and ties, and dress shirts.
But in a letter to Pelosi Friday, Banks pointed out that “on Dec. 3, 2020, the Speaker pro tempore, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D‑Texas), wore a facemask that appeared to display his campaign logo while sitting in the Speakers’ chair. This is an obvious violation of the House’s prohibition on the use of official resources for campaign purposes.
“All members are disallowed from wearing campaign pins on the House floor, and …