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  • Senator Hollings Farewell Address
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    Senator Hollings Farewell Address

    Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-SC) gave his farewell speech.

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  • Senator Dean Hellers Farewell Speech
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    Senator Dean Heller's Farewell Speech

    Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) delivered farewell remarks to his Senate colleagues. He lost his bid for re-election in November.

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  • Senator Jeff Flakes Farewell Speech
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    Senator Jeff Flake's Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spoke about his time in Congress, the importance of democracy around the world and his work in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mr. Flake decided not to run for a…

    2,251 views
  • Senator Claire McCaskills Farewell Speech
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    Senator Claire McCaskill's Farewell Speech

    After twelve years of service, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) gave her farewell speech on the chamber floor. She thanked her colleagues and staff and reflected on her time as a senator.…

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  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp Farewell Speech
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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp Farewell Speech

    In her farewell speech, Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke about her time in the Senate and some of the causes she has advocated. She lost her bid for reelection in November 2018.

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  • Senator Joe Donnelly Farewell Speech
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    Senator Joe Donnelly Farewell Speech

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) delivered his farewell speech to his Senate colleagues. He spoke about some of the issues he worked on while in Congress, including veteran suicides and the…

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  • Senator Orrin Hatch Farewell Speech
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    Senator Orrin Hatch Farewell Speech

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered farewell remarks on the chamber floor to his colleagues. He lamented that the Senate had become a more partisan institution and that compromise was now…

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  • Senator Bill Nelson Farewell Speech
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    Senator Bill Nelson Farewell Speech

    Sen. Bill Nelson gave a farewell speech to his colleagues on the Senate floor.

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  • Former Hawaii Democratic Senator Daniel Akaka Dies at 93
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    Senator Akaka Farewell Address

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) gave his farewell address to the Senate.

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  • Senator Al Franken Delivers Farewell Address
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    Senator Al Franken Farewell Address

    Senator Al Franken (D-MN) delivered his farewell address. He was scheduled to leave the Senate on January 2, 2018, following his decision to resign in the wake of several allegations of…

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  • Senator Strange Farewell Address
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    Senator Strange Farewell Address

    Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) delivered his farewell address, noting a lack of bipartisanship. He said that service and sacrifice was needed, talked about childhood experiences, and praised…

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  • Senator Jeff Sessions Bids Farewell to the Senate Colleagues
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    Senator Sessions Farewell Speech

    After the Senate confirmed his nomination to be attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) gave his final speech in the chamber before offering his resignation. He thanked his…

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  • Senator Bennett Farewell Speech
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    Senator Bennett Farewell Speech

    Senator Robert Bennett (R-UR) delivered a farewell speech in the Senate.

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  • Senator Barbara Mikulski Delivers Farewell Speech
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    Senator Barbara Mikulski Farewell Speech

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) gave her farewell speech. She revisited her childhood and education and career in social work. She recalled fighting against a highway planned to go through…

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  • Senator David Vitter Delivers Farewell Address
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    Senator David Vitter Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator David Vitter (R-LA) came to the Senate floor to give his farewell address. He reflected on his time in office and how he worked to address the needs of his home state of Louisiana in…

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  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Delivers Farewell Address
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    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Farewell Speech

    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gave his farewell speech from the Senate floor. He was retiring after 30 years in the Senate. He told stories about his childhood growing up in Searchlight,…

    355 views
  • Senator Dan Coats Delivers Farewell Speech
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    Senator Coats Farewell Speech and Tributes

    Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) gave his farewell speech, saying there were two issues jeopardizing the nation: the growing U.S. debt and keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of…

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  • Senator Mary Landrieu Farewell Address and Tributes
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    Senator Mary Landrieu Farewell Address and Tributes

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) delivered her farewell address to the Senate. She talked about the role of religion in her life, and accepted her defeat in the Louisiana runoff election.…

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  • Senator Chambliss Farewell Address and Tributes
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    Senator Chambliss Farewell Address and Tributes

    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) delivered his farewell address to his colleagues. During his 12 years in the Senate, Senator Chambliss served as the Ranking Republican on the Agriculture…

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  • Senator Tom Coburn ROK Farewell Speech and Senate Tributes
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    Senator Coburn Farewell Address

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) delivered his farewell address to the Senate. He was stepping down two years before the end of his term. Senator Coburn criticized the Senate, saying it had…

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