The Washington, D.C. Council has passed an emergency measure allowing drink sales until 5 a.m. between Jan. 17 and 21.
Club and bar owners love the idea.
But Senators Diane Feinstein and Bob Bennett are asking city officials to stuff a cork in the extended drinking hours.
The senators say more drinking could create an extra burden for police already stretched to secure President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
Both senators are involved with inauguration planning.