Q: What is your New Year's resolution?

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.): “To be done with the auto financing by New Year’s Eve. I hope it’s not my Easter wish.”

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.): “I’m resolved not to have any.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.): “I haven’t made one yet. I did last year, which was to use the elevators and the trolley less because my wife said I was getting fat.”

Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.): “Mine is to make a little bit more time for my wife, my three daughters and my mother. She’s 87 years old.”

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.): “I hope the Congress picks up on President-elect Obama’s focus on bipartisanship.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): “To never have another New Year’s resolution.”

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.): “I stopped making them a long time ago because I was never able to keep them.”

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.): “I usually make lots of them. When it comes to New Year’s, I take a look at everything that happened in the last year. I get goals for the new year [such as] moving from one house to another, my daughter is going to be selecting a college, I want to try to be specific about what our goals are [in my office] and drop the five pounds I gained between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I call that my list and say thank you to the Lord.”

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.): “My New Year’s resolution is to increase my percentage from the three-point range. If I get good enough I’ll get to play at the White House gym.”

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.): “Usually it involves some sort of personal sacrifice, and usually it involves some sort of exercise, and I’m not prepared to identify it yet.”

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio): “Find a place to live. That’s my resolution. I’ve got to get that done.”

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.): “My idea of exercise was always to walk in parades … I’m going to lose weight. If you can, put it in print — I need that incentive. Thank you.”

Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), while eating a blueberry muffin: “Lose 10 pounds.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.): “Every now and then I make one, but probably most years I don’t.”

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.): “I haven’t made it yet. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t, but I don’t make it until New Year’s.”