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What a relief: Congress reaffirms national motto

The "super-committee" can't agree on a plan to reduce the nation's deficit, but the U.S. House had no problem agreeing on another pressing issue: reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States. That's a relief. The House approved the resolution Tuesday by a 396-9 vote. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., was one of the few lawmakers to question the need for the resolution. "Why are my Republican friends returning to an irrelevant agenda?" Nadler asked. "The national motto is not in danger. No one here is suggesting we get rid of it. It appears on our money, it appears in this chamber above your head, it appears in the Capitol Visitors' Center, all over the place."Meanwhile, only 33 percent of registered voters believe their own member deserves to be re-elected, and only 6 percent said the same about most members of Congress, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

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