In God We Trust Motto Overview

States with Drafted/Pending Legislative Initiatives/Authors, Sponsors
  • Pennsylvania
    • HB 1728
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    • Primary Author: Rick Saccone (R)
    • Brief Summary: The House Bill would require school districts to display “In God We Trust” in classrooms and other areas of public schools. Bill sponsors maintain that the requirement promotes learning as it coincides with the 150th anniversary of the first time the phrase was minted onto U.S. coins under the direction of James Pollock, who ran the U.S. Mint during the Civil War and later became Pennsylvania’s governor.
  • New York
    • County Resolution
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    • Primary Sponsor: Shelia Marcotte (R)
    • Brief Summary: Six Republican legislators are seeking to display the national motto in legislative chambers in the White Plains County office.
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