WASHINGTON, DC â€“ Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Senator Max Baucus as Ambassador to the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China.
President Obama said, â€œFor more than two decades Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China.Â The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions of American jobs and added billions of dollars to our economy, and heâ€™s perfectly suited to build on that progress in his new role.â€
President Obama announced his intent to nominate Senator Max Baucus as Ambassador to the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China:
Senator Max Sieben Baucus, Nominee for Ambassador to the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China, Department of State
Senator Max Sieben Baucus is the senior United States Senator from Montana. Â He has served in the U.S. Senate since 1978. Â He is Montanaâ€™s longest serving U.S. Senator and has the third longest tenure among those currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Â Senator Baucus is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.Â He is a member of theÂ Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and chairs its Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Â Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Senator Baucus was a member of theÂ U.S. Â House of RepresentativesÂ from 1975 to 1978.Â He previously served in theÂ Montana House of RepresentativesÂ from 1973 to 1974.Â He received both a B.A. and a J.D. from Stanford University.