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Senator Ayotte Delivers George Washington's Farewell Address

Continues bipartisan tradition begun in 1800s

Feb 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) was selected this year to deliver the traditional reading of George Washington's Farewell Address on the floor of the United States Senate. Nearly every year since 1893, the Senate has observed Washington 's Birthday by selecting one of its members to read the address during legislative session. At the conclusion of each reading, the member inscribes his or her name and remarks in a leather-bound book maintained by the Secretary of the Senate. The assignment alternates between members of each political party; Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the address in 2012.

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