The House took a break from battles over economic policy Tuesday and returned to the culture war.

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Republican-led chamber voted to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the official U.S. motto and encourage its display in all public schools and buildings.

The nonbinding resolution inevitably reopened a debate over separation of church and state — the sort of social issue that has taken a back seat this year to the debt ceiling, budget deficit and flagging economy.