WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is scheduled to vote today on a
resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto.
The resolution also supports and encourages the public display of "In God We Trust" in all public buildings, public schools, and
other government institutions. It's sponsored by Congressman Randy
Forbes, R-Va., and has 64 cosponsors.
"In God We Trust" first appeared on U.S. coins during the Civil War in 1864. It officially became the national motto in 1956 and began appearing on paper currency the following year.
The resolution is meant to confront what Forbes calls, "a disturbing trend of inaccuracies and omissions, misunderstandings of church and state, rogue court challenges, and efforts to remove God from the public domain by unelected bureaucrats."
Forbes also co-chairs the 100-member House Prayer Caucus.
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