"The nonbinding resolution "encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions." Displaying "In God We Trust" on public property is appropriate in some circumstances. There is no need to push for the phrase to be on all federal, state, and local buildings.
The fear that unless "In God We Trust" is displayed throughout the government, Americans will somehow lose their faith in God, is a dim view of the profound religious convictions many citizens have. The faith that inspired many of the Founders of this country--the faith I practice--is stronger than that. Trying to score political points with unnecessary resolutions should not be Congress's priority. I voted no."
-- Republican Representative Justin Amash of Michigan after voting against a bill that reaffirms "In God We Trust" as our national motto and encourages all public buildings to display the phrase. Amash was the sole "no" vote from Republicans. The bill created no jobs.