Rep. Steve Cohen isn’t planning on popping the cork off some bubbly to ring in the New Year.

Instead, the Tennessee Democrat will be celebrating the beginning of 2013 on Monday night with a different beverage: “It’ll be a strange way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, right there on the edge of the fiscal cliff with a glass of water,” Cohen told The Memphis Flyer before he headed back to Washington on Sunday. While Cohen said he’s glad to be representing The Volunteer State’s largest city, he’s doesn’t sound too pleased about being pulled away to D.C. for fiscal-cliff negotiations. “I would rather spend New Year’s Eve in Memphis,” he said. 

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