Senators make boozy Super Bowl bet

Now here’s a wager the rest of the Senate can get behind — a Super Bowl bet that, whatever the outcome, requires the loser to buy booze for all 99 of his or her congressional colleagues in the upper chamber. Score!

Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDefense bill includes 3,500 more visas for Afghans who helped US troops Overnight Finance: Day three of tax bill markup | Ryan says election results raise pressure for tax reform | Tax whip list - Where Republicans stand | Justice, AT&T spar over CNN sale | 25 Dems vow to block spending without Dream Act Russia crackdown survives NDAA conference MORE (D-N.H.) and Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump is right: The visa lotto has got to go Schumer predicts bipartisan support for passing DACA fix this year No room for amnesty in our government spending bill MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday on Twitter that they’re putting their respective states’ brews behind their pigskin predictions.

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The loser will buy beers from the winner’s home state for the entire Senate. Shaheen, a New England Patriots fan, said in a news release, “This Sunday, the only thing sweeter than the taste of craft beer brewed in the Granite State will be the taste of victory when the Patriots beat the Giants.”

Diehard New York Giants fan Schumer countered, “When Big Blue brings Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to their knees, the entire U.S. Senate will understand why we love New York brew. Go Giants!”