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Happy Seersucker Day, Congress; Please Consider Passing a Bill

Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not where it matters.

6/17/2021 11:28:00 PM

Happy Seersucker Day, Congress; Please Consider Passing a Bill

Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not where it matters.

AdvertisementFrom Roll Call:“America wants to be something different than gloomy, wearing a mask with barbed wire around the Capitol,” [Sen. Bill] Cassidy [R-La] said. “Just like people are now beginning to fly and vacation, now is the time to step out a little bit.”

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That’s why he plans to stride into work Thursday morning once again wearing his light blue-striped suit, enjoying its slack-tension weave. Seersucker keeps air flowing near the skin. It also marks the beginning of summer on the Hill, temporarily transforming the legislative branch into a cross between a Jazz Age lawn party, the Kentucky Derby and the olden days of Washington.

Before air conditioning, senators used to rely on lighter-colored cotton and linen garments to get them through the sweltering months. Former Mississippi GOP Sen. Trent Lott revived the tradition in the 1990s, and Cassidy took over in 2014 when he was a member of the House.

It’s not only for Southern Senators, however. The Senators who participated in this year’s gathering are as geographically diverse as they are ideologically different: Republican Sen.of Mississippi, Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Republican Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, and Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California were all among those who partook in the tradition.

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