How many pens does it take to sign a bill?
When the President or other public official signs and important document, why do they have a line of pens to use and what do they do with them all?
Presidential pens are manufactured and engraved so that they can be given away as gifts, usually to someone significant in creating or passing a bill. The president often uses several different pens to sign different copies of the same document so there will be enough pens to give away — a time-honored tradition.
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