She's considered a trailblazer for women and has served 18 years in the U.S. Senate.
Kay Bailey Hutchison was the first woman to represent Texas in the Senate. She first took office back in 1993.
Her tenure is winding to a close this month. She says she's looking forward to becoming part of the community again.
Hutchison delivered her farewell address Wednesday, and says she's concerned lawmakers are too divided.
"I will leave the Senate knowing I have worked with men and women of great intellect and heart from both sides of the isle." U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said.
Hutchison says the country and Congress have the same goals, and she hopes the divided legislative body will come together for all.
Texas Republican Ted Cruz will fill Hutchison's seat in the Senate.