Q What is the best advice your mother ever gave you

Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.): “A pretty poor rat has only one hole. [Meaning] you should always have other options. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

House Majority Leader John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio): “Probably ‘Eat your vegetables.’”

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): “I can’t think of a single piece of advice that she has given me. I don’t think I could come up with that answer if you gave me two hours or two days.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.): “Ahh, she gave me a lot of good advice. She passed away in 1993. Probably ‘Act in private as if the whole world could see you.’”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.): “Boy that’s a doozy. All kidding aside, make sure I go to college. Moms don’t give you advice. They just say things that become a will.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): “Not to be my father.”

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio): “The best advice is probably that I ought to consider getting to know the girl who was sitting across the table from us at our eighth-grade graduation breakfast. I started dating her the next year, and I dated her all through high school and two years of college and then got married. I’ve been married for 32 years.”

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.): “Listen very carefully when people speak to you.”

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.): “Stay out of trouble and get a Civil Service job with a pension.”

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio): “Don’t quit.”

Rep. Jim MoranJim MoranHouse Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise House may resume work on spending bills next week Bottom Line MORE (D-Va.): “It wasn’t very original. It was to be yourself. I used to like to collect stamps and read and smell flowers, and in the neighborhood that I grew up in people thought that was sissy. And my mom was nurturing but my dad was tough, so it was a nice balance.”

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