A memo was sent out this week saying men must wear a coat and tie on the Pennsylvania House floor.
It caused a debate between two legislators who are also military veterans.
According to the Associated Press, Democrat Jake Wheatley sent an email saying; Thanks for reminding me that we work in an environment that cares more about appearance than substance.
We seem more concerned about what folks wear to the floor than what we are doing or not doing on the floor and that's a problem.
Republican Rick Saccone responded, comparing the dress code to military uniforms and saying they project "a sense of professionalism that impacts performance.
Wheatley says most people only want to know when they'll complete the budget, but he regrets replying to the email.