Q: What piece of advice do you wish someone would have told you when you first came to Congress?

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.): “Make good staffing decisions, and make staffing decisions you won’t have to undo in three or four months.”

Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziA failure to protect students and taxpayers Corker: Why can the Pentagon 'turn entire countries into craters' but not audit itself? Sales tax battle moves to the Supreme Court MORE (R-Wyo.): “Work to have everything go through the process. Whatever tries to jump through the process never makes it.”

Outgoing Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): “The economy is big and complicated, and don’t be easily fooled. It’s not easy to predict. Don’t look at it like arithmetic. It’s not.”

Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.): “Enjoy the moment.”

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.): “There’s no perfect way of doing it.”

Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Dem moves to force vote on bill protecting Mueller Toobin goes off on Dershowitz for ‘carrying water’ for Trump Overnight Regulation: Groups sue over decision to end pay-data rule | EU proposes tax on tech companies | Sessions issues memo on death penalty for drug cases | Pruitt spent 5K on first class flights MORE (R-Ala.): “Place more confidence in what their constituents are telling them than conventional political wisdom.”

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.): “I think everyone has to find their own way around here. Keep your ears open, head down and your mouth shut.”

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.): “I was really healthy on advice,” he said, noting that he had his older brother,  Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), here when he arrived. “Probably would be to get less advice in my case. A map of the building would have been helpful. The buildings, the corridors; I got lost a lot.”

Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyRepublicans open to targeted China tariffs despite steel flap GOP pushes for 'phase two' of tax cuts Lighthizer, Ross set to talk trade on Capitol Hill next week MORE (R-Texas): “Control your own schedule.”

Sen. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party MORE (R-Ga.): “Work hard early. Getting to know the procedures of the Senate early on is a big help. The harder they work, the earlier they’ll pick up on those.”

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.): “Patience. Have patience. Don’t move too fast around here.”

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.): “Oh, just learn your way around. Get to know the place, the people.”

Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.): “Find someone you can trust, that you can go to on all the issues.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio): “Have a great scheduler. It was difficult coming from the state House, not being in control of your schedule, your life.”

Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE Jr. (R-La.): “Listen and learn.”

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.):
“Make sure you talk to the local press before you talk to the national

Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.): “I would say, remember most of the critical decisions you are going to make, you’re going to make when you’re very, very tired.”

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio): “Don’t let your staff over-manage you. Give yourself some room to breathe.”