Many Americans may not realize that at the start of every new session of Congress, the first order of business is to select a motto.
This does two things.
First, it gives each member practice at voting (something that perplexes many incumbents as well).
Second, like a “theme party,” the motto reminds everyone of the what main purpose is for the gathering.
The motto for the 112th session of Congress is:
“Tax and spend-It’s what we do”