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Sasse Continues Senate Tradition, Delivers Washington’s Farewell Address

By Thomas McKinless

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One of the Senate’s longest and most bipartisan traditions is the annual reading of George Washington’s farewell address on the Senate floor. Occurring shortly after the President’s Day recess, the reading typically falls close to Washington’s birthday and dates back to the Civil War. Roll Call takes a look back at this yearly floor speech, read this time around by Sen. Ben Sasse.

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