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 EnziMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Live coverage: Senate Republicans pass tax bill The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill 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 SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week 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 BradyRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Senate approves motion to go to tax conference Overnight Finance: GOP delays work on funding bill amid conservative demands | Senate panel approves Fed nominee Powell | Dodd-Frank rollback advances | WH disputes report Mueller subpoenaed Trump bank records 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 BoustanyTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns Controversial House Republican gains national attention after filming Auschwitz video Democrats, Republicans must work together to advance health care 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
press.”

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.”