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Outgoing U.S. Senator Jim Bunning blasted several recently-passed laws Thursday as he gave his farewell address to his colleagues.

Bunning criticized the healthcare overhaul law. He said he believes it’s unconstitutional. He then said the recently-passed financial overhaul package is insufficient.

“There were and are real problems in our financial system, but that bill is not going to fix them, and almost certainly sows the seeds for the next banking and financial crisis,” he says.

Bunning said the law does not do enough to shrink large banks and punish them for reckless policies. Bunning did not seek a third term last year and will be replaced by fellow Republican Rand Paul next year.