Inside, council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, challenges bar and nightclub owners testifying in favor of extending the hours for bars and nightclubs. He proposed a tax increase on alcohol that would offset the added income of the later hours. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Inside, council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, challenges bar and nightclub owners testifying in favor of extending the hours for bars and nightclubs. He proposed a tax increase on alcohol that would offset the added income of the later hours. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)