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Group challenges move to add religious language to Capitol Visitor Center

Richard Simon
Posted: July 21, 2009.
Published: July 22, 2009.

Print: Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Washington—When a spiffy, $621-million visitors center opened at the U.S. Capitol last year, a number of lawmakers were taken aback by what they didn’t see: the words “In God We Trust.”

Doing what members of Congress do when they’re upset, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) introduced legislation to get the words, along with the Pledge of Allegiance, etched into the walls of the complex.

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