Like many, lawmakers from both parties have been tweeting their wishes, hopes and resolutions for 2010 over the past few days.

Last year proved difficult yet important for Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.). His decision to interrupt the president during his speech before Congress briefly earned him the national media spotlight. Tweeted the congressman:

Happy New Year! 2009 has been extraordinary for me due to family, loyal staff, and supporters, I will always be grateful your encouragement.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), meanwhile, devoted his Twitter update to the hundreds of thousands of troops serving abroad for the holidays.

Happy New Year 2 all. May you have Peace, Joy, Happiness and may your dreams be realized! Special thanks 2 our servicemen and women!

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) seemed to hint in his latest update that "patriots" -- perhaps a synonym for conservatives -- would prove successful next year.

Welcome to a new decade and to the uprising of the patriots.

In a similarly political tweet, Rep Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) resolved to do his part to pass healthcare reform, which will head to a conference committee this January.

New Year's resolution for Congress: Finish Health Care Reform & implement universal coverage at an affordable price.

But Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Tx.) cared not to inject politics into his New Year's Day tweet:

No predictions for the New Year or the next decade, just my prayer that you and your family are safe and secure. http://bit.ly/6qI1GC

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) took a similar approach, reflecting via Twitter on the day's second important benchmark:

Happy New Year to you! And Happy Anniversary to my remarkable wife, Tara!

And Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) could not pass up the opportunity to express his hope for both the country and his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies, which just won the Chick Fila bowl.

Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a better year for our nation and our economy. And congraulations to the Hokies! They ended 2009 on a high