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Sen Boxer Delivers Farewell Speech on Capitol Hill

Eric Risberg / AP

Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., laughs while speaking at the Commonwealth Club Monday, July 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

Eric Risberg / AP

One of California's most outspoken politicians is saying her goodbyes to colleagues in Washington D.C.

Bay Area Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer gave an emotional farewell address Wednesday to fellow senators.

She says the past few decades of political work could not have been possible without the support of her family.

Boxer also gave thanks to her constituents throughout the state.

"And because of the people of California who sent me here time and time again; Ten years to the House, 24 to the Senate. I had the opportunity to never stop trying. I had the opportunity to speak out," says Boxer.

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris will take over Boxer's seat in January.

Senators Boxer and Dianne Feinstein made history in 1992 when they became the nation's first two female senators.

Feinstein's term expires in 2018, but she has not yet announced whether she'll run or retire.

The Senate is scheduled to adjourn for the year, next Friday, December 16th.

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