As a wild and unpredictable 2018 is quickly coming to a close, lawmakers, like the rest of the country, are looking forward to the new year.

The Hill asked prominent public figures on both sides of the aisle — from the entertainment world, to Congress, to the media — to share their New Year’s resolutions.

Here’s what they’re yearning for in 2019:


"Probably to read more good stuff. You know, I read a lot, but I'll probably read more — I need to do more of that. I need to read the Bible more like my wife does — so she's better at it than me, so I need to do more of that."
-Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who indicated that he doesn’t usually make resolutions, but has some things he wants to improve on.

“Honestly, mine will be to start exercising and getting in shape. It's something I haven't been able to do for two years and I need to."
-House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who quipped that if he sticks with a fitness regimen, “I’ll look like Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBush, Romney won't support Trump reelection: NYT Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why Lobbying world MORE.”

"My New Year's resolution is to take it down a notch with the political stuff until we have some concrete choice to choose from in 2019. To no longer watch the news on a spin cycle. To hop off the merry-go-round that this administration has created and to focus on a book I wrote and a documentary I shot for Netflix on white privilege — while we were in Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE hell. After the midterms, I feel optimistic again, I feel hopeful that we have made the first big step in correcting the mistake that is Donald Trump. I’m ready to laugh again. Hopefully, while watching the whole Trump family being handcuffed."
-Chelsea Handler, comedian, activist and former talk-show host.

“At the top of my wish list for 2019 is a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border with far-left liberal activist and actress, Alyssa Milano. I know if she would open her mind and accompany me on one of these trips with our U.S. Border Patrol agents, she would gain a totally new perspective on border security, enforcement and our border agents. I am more than willing to accompany her to a migrant camp or tour the border with one of her preferred activist groups. I have a strong opinion but am always looking to see issues from new perspectives! I hope in 2019 I can convince Alyssa, and other liberals, to do the same!”
-Tomi Lahren, host of Fox Nation's "First Thoughts" and "Final Thoughts." Lahren contributed to Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year Special," live from Nashville, Tenn.

"My New Year's resolution is to take new members of the House on hikes in Rock Creek Park on the weekend.”
-Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

"I want to make sure that I'm doing acts of service that aren't always designed for the public's viewing. What areas are you serving that are not being shared, you know what I'm saying? So that's mine — I hope it's not too corny."
-Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.)

— Juliegrace Brufke and Jordain Carney contributed.